The 2023 Australian Open has officially kicked off as players compete for a record $76.5 million prize pool.but the tournament is back on schedule with some big names coming out much earlier than expected.
Mackenzie McDonald in the second round. The veteran has struggled with injuries and even missed last year’s Wimbledon with a torn abs. On Wednesday, his bad luck continued as he during the second set. He was checked by the coach and used a medical timeout. Nadal was clearly uncomfortable, but did not want to lose the match.
It was Nadal’s earliest Grand Slam exit since the 2016 Australian Open. The Spanish star has won a record 22 Grand Slams in his career, but Novak Djokovic, who has won a record nine times at Melbourne Park, was just one Grand Slam title short of tying him. Djokovic was deported from Australia a year ago due to his unvaccinated COVID-19 status, but he has finally returned to Melbourne. He won his first two matches against Roberto Carballes Baena and Enzo Cuco.
No. 2 seed Kasper Ruud was eliminated in the second round as American Jenson Brooksby went 6-3 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-2.
Andy Murray put on quite a show with a 4-6 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 7-5 victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis on Thursday. The fight lasted five hours and 45 minutes until 4:05 am local time in Melbourne, which became
There are no men’s competitions. Also missing is Marin Cilic, former Melbourne Park finalist, due to injury.
For women, 2022 Australian Open winner Ashleigh Barty will not be defending her singles title as she retired from tennis last year. Venus Williams, who received a wild card, was preparing to compete in her 22nd Australian Open but was forced to withdraw due to an injury sustained at the ASB Classic in New Zealand. Naomi Osaka, who madeearlier this week, also will not compete this month.
A few stars are missing, but there is still a lot of talent. World number one Iga Swiatek – the 2022 WTA Player of the Year – had a breakthrough season last year and is determined to continue that momentum. She advanced to the third round, beating Cristina Buka 6-0, 6-1 in 55 minutes.
Last year, Swiatek became the first woman to win two Grand Slams in the same season since Angelique Kerber in 2016, winning the French Open in June and the US Open in September.
No. 3 seed Jessica Pegula also played brilliantly in her third round match, beating Marta Kostyuk 6-0, 6-2 in 65 minutes. Peace. 2In a written statement to the media, Jaber revealed that she had trouble breathing during the match.
No. 7 Coco Gauff continued to take care of business by beating Bernardo Peru 6-3, 6-2 in the third round on Thursday. Gauff started the year with a win, winning all 10 sets she played in Oakland en route to winning the ASB Classic.
Under a rule set by the International Tennis Federation last year, players from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete individually, but not under the flags or names of their countries due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 US Open:
How to watch the 2023 Australian Open
- Dates: January 16 – 29
- Where: Melbourne Park, Australia
- Watch: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+
- Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
(all times east)
Men, fourth round matches
- No. 10 Hubert Gurkacz vs. No. 29 Sebastian Korda, Saturday, 21:45.
- No. 18 Karen Khachanov vs. No. 31 Yoshihito Nishikoa, Saturday, 10:30 pm.
- When. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime Three Leheks, Saturday 23:30
- No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. No. 15 Yannick Sinner, Sunday TBD
- No. 24 Rovberto Bautista Agut vs. Tommy Paul, Sunday TBA
- No. 4 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 22 Alex de Minor, Sunday TBD
- Ben Shelton vs JJ Wolf, Sunday to be announced
- No. 5 Andrei Rublev vs. No. 9 Holger Rune, Sunday TBD
Women’s fourth round matches
- Know. 1 Iga Svyatek vs. Iga Svyatek Know. 22 Elena Rybakina, Saturday 20:30
- No. 7 Coco Gauff vs. No. 17 Elena Ostapenko, Saturday, 21:00.
- Good. 3 Jessica Pegula vs. Good. 20 Barbora Kreychikova, Sunday 1:00
- No. 24 Victoria Azarenka vs. Lin Zhu, Sunday, 5:00
- No. 30 Karolina Pliskova vs. Shuai Zhang, Sunday TBD
- Donna Vekic vs. Linda Fruhvirtova, Sunday TBD
- No. 5 Arina Sobolenko vs. No. 12 Belinda Bencic, Sunday TBD
- No. 4 Carla Garcia vs. Magda Lynette, Sunday TBD
- Rafael Nadal (ESP)
- Casper Ruud (NOR)
- Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
- Novak Djokovic (SRB)
- Andrey Rublev (n/a)
- Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada)
- Daniil Medvedev (n/a)
- Taylor Fritz (USA)
- Holger Run (DEN)
- Hubert Hurkach (Poland)
- Cameron Norrie (Great Britain)
- Alexander Zverev (Germany)
- Matteo Berrettini (Italy)
- Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
- Yannick Sinner (Italy)
- Francis Tiafoe (USA)
- Marin Cilic (Croatia)
- Lorenzo Musetti (Italy)
- Karen Khachanov (N/A)
- Nick Kyrgios (Australia)
- Denis Shapovalov (Canada)
- Borna Coric (Croatia)
- Alex de Minaur (Australia)
- Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
- Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
- Daniel Evans (UK)
- Miomir Ketsmanovich (SRB)
- Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
- Francisco Cerundolo (Argentina)
- Sebastian Korda (USA)
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
- Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan)
- Every Svyatek (POL)
- Ounces of Jaber (TUN)
- Jessica Pegula (USA)
- Caroline Garcia (FRA)
- Arina Sobolenko (n/a)
- Maria Sakkari (GRE)
- Coco Gauff (USA)
- Daria Kasatkina (n/a)
- Veronika Kudermetova (n/a)
- Madison Keys (USA)
- Paula Badosa (ESP)
- Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)
- Daniel Collins (USA)
- Beatriz Haddad Maya (BRA)
- Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
- Anette Kontaveit (EST)
- Elena Ostapenko (Latvia)
- Ludmila Samsonova (n/a)
- Ekaterina Aleksandrova (n/a)
- Barbora Kreychikova (Czech Republic)
- Martina Trevisan (Italy)
- Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
- Shuai Zhang (CHN)
- Victoria Azarenka (n/a)
- Marie Bouzkova (Czech Republic)
- Eliza Mertens (Belgium)
- Irina-Camellia Begu (Rum)
- Amanda Anisimova (USA)
- Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
- Karolina Plishkova (Czech Republic)
- Kaya Kanepi (EST)
- Jill Teichmann (Switzerland)