Australian Open LIVE: Today in Australian Open – Swiatek vs Niemier LIVE: – The First Grand Slam event has begun on Monday.…
Australian Open LIVE: Today in Australian Open – Swiatek vs Niemier LIVE: – The First Grand Slam event has begun on Monday. Defending champion Rafael Nadal won his first-round encounter against Jack Draper. The Spaniard clinched a 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 win to advance to the second round. Women’s World No.1 Iga Swiatek breezed past Niemeier. Stefanos Tsitsipas too overpowered his way against France’s Quantin Halys. All the matches will be streamed LIVE on Sony Sports Network in India. Follow Australian Open 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
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Important Matches on Day 1
- Jannik Sinner BEAT Kyle Edmund – 6-4, 6-0, 6-2
- Dusan Lajovic BEAT Denis Shapovalov – 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
- Rafael Nadal BEAT Draper – 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
- Frances Tiafoe BEAT Daniel Altmaier – 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 7-8
- Stefanos Tsitsipas BEAT Halys – 6-3, 6-4, 7-6
- Daniil Medvedev vs Giron – Up Next
- Emma Raducanu BEAT Korpatsch – 6-3, 6-2
- Jessica Pegula BEAT Jacqueline Cristian – 6-0, 6-1
- Coco Gauff BEAT Katerina Siniakova – 6-1, 6-4
- Iga Swiatek BEAT Niemeier – 6-4, 7-5
Earlier, Third seed Jessica Pegula and 7th seed Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu clinched straight set wins to kickstart her campaign in the Australian Open 2023. Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz too have won their first round contest in straight sets.
Iga Swiatek vs Jule Niemier
World No.1 Iga Sweiatek will feature in first game of the night session on the day. Swiatek will take on Germany’s Jule Niemier. Swiatek is the overwhelming favourite to win the Women’s Singles title. She however is racing to be fit in time before the start of the Grand Slam event. She suffered a shoulder injury and had to withdraw from the Adelaide Open.
“I like coming to Australia. I want to even say it feels, in a way, like home.”@DaniilMedwed • #AusOpen • #AO2023
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 13, 2023
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Quentin Halys – 1:30 PM IST
Stefanos Tsitsipas is aiming to start the year on a good note. He is set to feature in a Grand Slam event after his first round defeat the US Open in 2022. The Greek World No.3 enters the tournament after featuring in the United Cup earlier last week. He played a pivotal role in helping his team reach the semifinal.
Quentin Halys will be Tsitsipas’ opponent in the first round. The Unseeded French player enters Australia Open after second round defeat at the Adelaide International. Much recently he also reached the quarterfinal at ASB Classic.
Daniil Medvedev vs Marcos Giron – 2:45 PM IST
Last year’s finalist Daniil Medvedev will feature in the day’s final contest at the Rod Laver Arena. He will face USA’s Marcos Giron. He is ranked 60th in the world. Djokovic who enjoyed a brief stint as the World No.1 last year is looking to get back to his best this season. His 2022 season didn’t go as he would have expected. He has slipped down the rankings is currently World No.8.
Marcos Giron meanwhile began the year with a second round exit at Adelaide International 1. He then managed to reach the quarterfinals at ASB Classic.
Rafael Nadal BEAT Jack Draper
V A M O S 🔥
Make that 7️⃣7️⃣ career wins in Melbourne for Nadal!@RafaelNadal • #AusOpen • #AO2023 pic.twitter.com/HUTYoBilL5
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2023
Defending champion Rafa Nadal dropped a set but prevailed in a battle of fitness against Jack Draper to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday with an unconvincing 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-1 over the injured Briton. Fellow lefthander Draper played superb tennis to level the match at a set all but the 21-year-old soon developed leg troubles and was left groaning in pain as Nadal closed out the match on a warm and sunny afternoon at Rod Laver Arena.
Jannik Sinner beat Kyle Edmund
Jannik Sinner made a stunning start at the 2023 Australian Open with a win against Kyle Edmund to open Monday’s play in Melbourne here at John Cain Arena. The 15th-seeded Italian ran away with a 6-4, 6-0, 6-2 win against Edmund. “I think I played very solid today. I had some difficult times to finish it off, but I think my level was very good today,” Sinner said in his post-match interview in John Cain Arena.
Jessica Pegula beat Jaqueline Cristian
Jessica Pegula began her bid for a first Grand Slam singles title by overwhelming Jaqueline Cristian 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday.
The third-seeded Pegula, a quarterfinalist in Melbourne in each of the past two years, needed just 59 minutes to beat the 161st-ranked Romanian player, who was appearing in her third Grand Slam event. “Today is just one of those days everything was working,” the American said. Pegula will play either Czech qualifier Brenda Fruhvirtova or Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round.
The second round awaits you, Emma! 👏@EmmaRaducanu 🇬🇧 sets up a tantalising tie with @CocoGauff 🇺🇸 #AusOpen • #AO2023 pic.twitter.com/g8ZaJabMdo
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2023
Emma Raducanu beat Tamara Korpatsch
Despite the great disparity between their Grand Slam successes, only one ranking spot separated 77th-ranked Raducanu from the higher-placed Korpatsch, ranked World No.76. Moreover, Raducanu suffered an ankle injury in her second-round match in Auckland less than two weeks ago.
But these issues proved to be of no concern for 20-year-old Raducanu as she eased past her 27-year-old opponent 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour and 25 minutes.”I think that my forehand is a real weapon of mine,” Raducanu said to the press, after her win. “It’s going to take some fine-tuning, but going forward I really see myself loving that side and I really do.”
How to Watch 2023 Australian Open Live in India?
Indian tennis fans can watch the Australian Open live streaming on the official SonyLIV app along with at least two English TV channels on the Sony-SPORTS network.
The live streaming of the Australian Open 2023 will be available on SonyLIV app in India.
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