Australian Open: Djokovic advanced to the round and Murray was eliminated

The second week of the Australian Open is coming up and in the third round two of the best tennis players played: Novak Djokovic (5th) and Andy Murray (66th). The Serbian advanced to the round of 16 by defeating Grigor Dimitrov (28 °) and the Scotsman said goodbye when he fell before Roberto Bautista Agut (25°).

Djokovic wants to win the Australian Open but is also fighting through injury

nole he battled for 3 hours and 7 minutes to beat the Bulgarian in straight sets: 7-6 (7), 6-3 and 6-4 in it Rod Laver Stadium. Novak took a new step towards the goal of equaling Rafael Nadal in the record for Grand Slam titles (22). His next match will be against the local Alex De Minaur (24th), whom he will face for the first time on the professional tennis circuit.

“I always start well in matches, including this one, but then some movement happens and worse. The pills work and the creams and stuff too, they work a little, then they stop working and it works again. It’s really a roller coaster. It requires a lot of energy that is spent from me mentally and physically to deal with the match with my opponent and also with a physical state that is not ideal. But it is what it is, it’s one thing you have to accept“, Djokovic commented that he has been dragging several physical discomforts in his left leg.

Murray said goodbye to the Australian Open with a great level

In it Margaret Court StadiumSpaniard Bautista Agut defeated Sir Murray by 6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-3 and 6-4, after 3 hours and 32 minutes of play.

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The Briton struggled throughout the tournament as he added 14 hours of play in 3 gamesand when he withdrew it was seen that he had trouble walking.

Results of the day at the Australian Open

– Male –

Third round:

Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 4th) beat Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 7-6 (7), 6-3 and 6-4.

Andrey Rublev (Russia, 5th) defeated Daniel Evans (United Kingdom) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

Holger Rune (Denmark, 9th), defeated Ugo Humbert (France) 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (5).

Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain), to Andy Murray (United Kingdom) 6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-3 and 6-4.

Alex De Minaur (Australia), def. Benjamin Bonzi (France) 7-6 (0), 6-2, 6-1.

Jeffrey Wolf (United States) defeated Michael Mmoh (United States) 6-4, 6-1, 6-2.

Tommy Paul (United States), def. Jenson Brooksby (United States) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3.

– Feminine –

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Caroline García (France, 4th), to Laura Siegemund (Germany) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus, 5th), defeated Elise Mertens (Belgium) 6-2, 6-3.

Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) def. Camila Giorgi (Italy) 6-2, 7-5.

Karolína Plísková (Czech Republic) defeated Varvara Gracheva (Russia) 6-4, 6-2.

Shuai Zhang (China) def. Katie Volynets (United States) 6-3, 6-2.

Donna Vekic (Croatia), def. Nuria Párrizas Díaz (Spain) 6-2, 6-2.

Linda Fruhvirtová (Czech Republic) def. Markéta Vondroušová (Czech Republic) 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.