La first day of the Australian Open 2022 puts us on the track several of the favorites for the title. In the men’s draw, Alexander Zverev faces his compatriot Daniel Altmaier and Matteo Berrettini faces Brandon Nakashima. In the Spanish, they jump on the slopes of Melbourne Park Rafael Nadal before Marcos Giron, Carlos Alcaraz with Alejandro Tabilo, Pedro Martínez in front of Federico Delbonis, Paul Carreo ante Toms Etcheverry, Feliciano Lopez with John Millman, Carlos Taberner against Dominik Koepfer and Jaume Munar against Aslan Karatsev.
In the women’s box, Paula Badosa, recent champion of the WTA 500 in Sydney, against Ajla Tomljanovic, Sara Sorribes with Kirsten Flipkens, Nuria Prrizas before Irina Bara and Cristina Bucsa, from the previous one, against Alison Van Uytvanck. Also, they play Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Krejcikova, Jabeur, Kenin, Coco Gauff…
MAIN RESULTS OF DAY 1 AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Carlos Alcaraz (31) – Alejandro Tabilo, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 (Finished)
Reef Nadal (6) – Marcos Giron 6-1, 6-4, 6-2- (Finished)
Paul Carreo (19) – Toms M. Etcheverry 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (Done)
Mara Skkari (5) – Tatjana Maria, 6-4, 7-6 (Finished)
Fiona Ferro – Elina Svitlina (15), 1-6, 6-7 (Finished)
Belinda Bencic (22) – Kristina Mladenovic, 6-4, 6-3 (Finalized)
Sara Sorribes (32) – Kirsten Flipkens, 6-4, 6-1 (Done)
Naomi Osaka d Camila Osorio, 6-3, 6-3 (Done)
Denis Shapovalov (14) – Laszlo Djere, 7-6, 6-4, 3-7, 7-6 (Finalized)
Gael Monfils (17) – Federico Coria, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 (Finished)
Nuria Parrizas – Irina Bara, 6-3, 6-1
Federico Delbonis – Pedro Martnez 6-7, 6-3, 4-6, 2-6 (Finished)
Matteo Berrettini (7) – Brandon Nakashima 4-6, 6-2, 7-6, 6-3 (Finished)
Allyson Van Uytvanck – Cristina Bucsa 6-3, 6-4 (Finished)
Sebastian Korda – Cameron Norrie (12), 6-3, 6-0, 6-4.
Dominik Koepfer – Charles Taberner 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Australian Open, first day live: matches and results
7:50 Victoria de Wang ante Gauff
The Chinese tennis player has just closed her match against Coco Gauff. He did not go through too much trouble to seal the pass to the next round by 6-4 and 6-2. The American finished with 38 unforced errors.
7:45 Djokovic, at the Dubai airport and outside of Australia, the next three years
The Government of Australia confirmed, through the Minister of Internal Affairs, Karen Andrews, who Djokovic will not have the option of obtaining a visa for the next three years. In this way the Serbian’s adventure in a ‘Grand Slam’ that he has won nine times, more than anyone else in the history of the tournament, ends. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison nuance the words of his colleague and has stated that “the sanction could be reduced if the right circumstances are given“. That happens by getting vaccinated, something that the Serbian player is not contemplating right now. While the Serbian did not hesitate to take photos with the fans upon his arrival at Dubi airport.
7:36 Defeat of Carlos Taberner
Carlos Taberner says goodbye to the Australian Open. I lost to Dominik Koepfer 1-6, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6. The Spaniard stood up to his rival in the third set after scoring the second.
7: 34 IN PLAY Wang-Gauff (6-4, 4-0)
Coco Gauff, 18th in the WTA ranking, is on the ropes in her match against Quiang
7:30 AM IN PLAY Koepfer – Taberner (6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 5-1)
Carlos Taberner is the only Spaniard on track at the moment. Kopefer is measured on track 15. He has it complicated. After winning the second, he is down 5-1 in the fourth.
7:25 Korda forces Norrie y Berrettini to remonta
In the men’s box, Sebastian Korda decisively beat Cameron Norrie, 12th in the world ranking by 6-3, 6-0 and 6-4. For his part, Matteo Berrettini had to recover from the loss of the first set against Brando Nakashima to take the match 4-6, 6-2, 7-6, 6-3.
7:20 Another victory for the ‘Armada’: Nuria Parrizas, to the second round.
Ons Jabeur’s injury withdrawal left Nuria Parrizas with a new rival for her first match at this Australian Open. She faced Romanian Irina Bara and just won the match 6-3, 6-1. It is his first win in the main draw of this tournament. In the second round, the Belgian Zanevska will be measured.
7:15 Triumph of Naomi Osaka, current champion
The women’s draw has left us the victories of Naomi Osaka, current champion of the tournament. She beat the Colombian Camila Osorio by a double 6-3. In addition, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (17) and the Swiss Belinda Bencic (22) opened the day with victory over the French Fiona Ferro and Kristina Mladenovic.
7:10 Carreo does not give Etcheverry an option
Carreo, nineteenth favourite, defeated Argentine Etcheverry, 131 in the ATP ranking, 6-1, 6-2 and 7-6(2). Pedro Martnez beat Argentine Federico Delbonis 7-6(15), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 with a frenetic first set in which he forfeited up to seven set points and saved two of them in a set that ended taking after one hour and forty minutes.
7:05 Sara Sorribes equals her best result at the Australian Open
The Castellón native, number 35 in the ranking and seeded 32 in the women’s singles draw, has advanced to the second round of the Australian Open after beating Kirsten Flipkens 6-4, 6-1. Thus, he equals his best result on the slopes of Melbourne Park where he also passed the initial screening in the 2020 edition.
7:00 Strong victory by Rafa Nadal
Nadal, sixth favorite in the draw and without Novak Djokovic in the tournament, beat Marcos Giron, 66 in the ATP ranking, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. His next rival will come from the match that will start shortly between the local Thanaki Kokkinakis and Yannick Hanfmann.
6:55. Good morning for Spanish tennis
Good morning, welcome to the live broadcast of the first day of the Australian Open on February 17, 2022. To begin with, we review what our team has done this morning. The first to go into action was Carlos Alcaraz and was imposed on Alejandro Tabilo, from the previous one, by 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3. Sara Sorribes, Pedro Martínez, Rafa Nadal and Pablo Carreo have also made their debuts with victory. For her part, Cristina Buca was defeated.