A fan’s eye view of Day 7 at the Australian Open.
Yet another nice day for tennis today, thats six out of seven day so far. I spent the day happily watching players on the practice courts, then the matches in Hisense Arena.
View today’s photos:
- Almagro v Tipsarevic
- Na Li v Goerges
- Bryan Bros v Chardy / Kubot
- Stephens, Vesnina, Rodionova, Barty & Dellacqua on the practice courts.
Unfortunately injuries had an impact on today’s results, with Tipsarevic retiring against Almgaro due to a problem with his foot. Nishikori played through until the end of his match against Ferrer but had strapping on his knee and had it re-strapped during the match. Ferrer went through in straight sets and will play Almagro in the quarter-finals.
Berdych defeated Anderson in straight sets.
In a massive match on Rod Laver Arena tonight Djokovic defeated Wawrinka 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 12-10. It was the first five set match on RLA this Australian Open and lasted 5 hours and 2 minutes. The first set was 25 minutes and the last one 104 minutes. The match finished around 1.45am local time. Here’s a review Djokovic defeats Wawrinka in a 5 set thriller.
The winners on the women’s side didn’t drop a set, with Sharapova, Li Na, Radwanska and Makarova going through to the quarter-finals. Notably Sharapova only lost one game to Flipkens.
No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova d Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska d Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-4
No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic d Stanislas Wawrinka, 5 sets, huge match, as per above!
No. 4 seed David Ferrer d Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
Janko Tipsarevic retired in the second set of his match with Nicolas Almagro on Hisense Arena due to a problem with his foot. Tipsarevic took a medical time out in the first set and persevered until he was broken for a second time in the second set.
Australian Open Day 5 Schedule
Rod Laver Arena Day Session
- Ekaterina Makarova d Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-4
- David Ferrer d Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-1, 6-4
- Maria Sharapova d Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-0
Rod Laver Arena Night Session
- Agnieszka Radwanska d Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-4
- Novak Djokovic v Stanislas Wawrinka
Hisense Arena Session
- Nicolas Almagro d Janko Tipsarevic 6-2, 5-1 Ret
- Na Li d Julia Goerges 7-6, 6-1
Margaret Court Arena
- Tomas Berdych d Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-2, 7-6
Updates from 2013 Australian Open so far
Day 6 Highlights
Other Tennis News
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View pics from last week’s Melbourne Adidas by Stella McCartney event featuring Wozniacki, Kirilenko and Robson.
Reaches 250 wins in grand slam events. Interesting statistics and comparisons on Federer’s impressive record.
French Male Players
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
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