Australian Open: Rafael Nadal RINSES journalist for falling asleep

Jan 16, 2019, 04:56
Australian Open: Rafael Nadal RINSES journalist for falling asleep

Ebden has three career wins over top-10 players, two of which came a year ago.

Former world number one Wozniacki, who is battling rheumatoid arthritis, was pleased she could reach the drop shots as the match progressed.

The Spanish second seed cruised through to round two of the opening major of the year 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 against Australian wildcard James Duckworth.

Sharapova, a victor at Melbourne Park in 2008, said she was feeling positive after "tough times" in her career.

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Sharapova said she was still feeling pain in her right shoulder despite sitting out the end of last season after the US Open.

Rafael Nadal is coming off a straight sets win over James Duckworth that took 31 games to decide.

Kerber was rarely challenged, and stepped up her relentless, grinding style on the handful of occasions she faced break points to move into the next round without losing any service games.

Fifth seed Kevin Anderson also progressed against Adrian Mannarino, with last year's Wimbledon finalist through 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.

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"There is no doubt that my level wasn't where I wanted it to be, but she was there to take the match". Overall, he will be only third in history along with Roy Emerson and Rod Laver.

It seemed Boulter wasn't told, fist-pumping and walking to the net at 7/4 before being reminded of the new rule.

Wozniacki sealed the match with a forehand victor on her third matchpoint and will next meet Sweden's Johanna Larsson, who progressed after Vera Lapko of Belarus retired while trailing 7-6 (5) 3-0. Nadal also hit 38 winners to just 11 unforced errors, a very clean match, but he was broken twice, so there is room for improvement for the Spaniard. What Isner failed to do for the first time in his career was beat an American foe at a Grand Slam tournament, and now the highest-ranked man from the gone from the Australian Open.

He starts off against Denis Istomin on Rod Laver Arena. This was his last Australian Open and the question is whether he will be able to compete at Wimbledon, where he won two of his three major titles.

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Spain's 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut is the man who could draw the curtain on Murray's time Down Under, where he has been a five-time finalist.