Rafael Nadal started his quest for a file twenty first Grand Slam title on a successful observe and can begin as one of many favourites in this yr’s Australian Open, Defending champion Ashleigh Barty was additionally in motion on a gap day, cruising previous her opponent with ease. Along with veterans. Many younger stars additionally showcased their expertise on the grandest stage, rising as darkish horses in the competitors.
Australian Open 2022 Day 1 Highlights
# Rafael Nadal started his quest for a twenty first Grand Slam with a win over Marcos Giron
# This was Nadal’s seventieth win at Melbourne Park
# Sebastian Korda defeated twelfth seed Cam Norrie on his Australian Open debut
# Alex Zverev defeated Daniel Altmaier in straight units
# 18-year-old Carlos Alcaraz defeated Alejandro Tabilo on Australian Open debut
# China’s Wang Qiang recorded an upset win over 18th seed Coco Gauff
# Victoria Azarenka superior to the second spherical of the Australian Open for the primary time since 2016
# Former champion Sofia Kenin exited from the first-round for the primary time since 2018
# Paulo Badosa defeated Ajla Tomljanovic to increase successful run to 6 video games
# Belinda Bencic defeated Kristina Mladenovic to grow to be the primary participant to win on the brand new Kia Arena
# Ninth seed Ons Jabeur withdrew from the Australian Open citing a again damage
The second day of the competitors may even see some stars in motion because the matches in the primary spherical of Australian Open 2022 continues. Daniil Medvedev, Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Iga Swiatek might be in motion as they give the impression of being to advance to the following spherical.
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