Australian Open day 1 recap: Nadal and Osaka sweep away Djokovic's issue


Australian Open day 1 recap: Nadal and Osaka sweep away Djokovic's issue

Rafael Nadal qualified for the second round of the Australian Open 2022 and to remain unbeaten in the first round after seventeen years. The first confrontation with Marcos Giron, who has yet to win a match in the main draw of the Slam Down-Under, was poor in twists.

The very Spanish champion, who with the first ball available leaves just seven points on the road, cancels the only two break points that he puts on the American tennis player's plate, as per protocol he dominates the confrontation-direct from the baseline and some difficulties condense it only in the second.

set. Even if in reality he breaks the equilibrium at the start and a handful of set points also gets them at 5-3. In short: the final 6-1 6-4 6-3 also leaves little room for interpretation: in the second round there could be Thanasi Kokkinakis, called Yannick Hanfmann to the test after the success in Adelaide.

Naomi Osaka has started her Australian Open 2022 in an optimal way. The defending champion has in fact defeated Colombian Camila Osorio Serrano with a double 6-3, ensuring rather easily access to the second round. Easy successes also for Maria Sakkari and Barbora Krejcikova.

The Greek tennis player managed to establish herself with a score of 6-4 7-6 (2) on Tatjana Maria, the Czech left only the crumbs to Andrea Petkovic. What is Novak Djokovic at risk? The real alarm bell for the number one in the world is not only having lost participation in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year, as it may seem.

The sanction that has been established and confirmed by Australia is very heavy and will have many consequences on his future and on the continuation of his career as a professional player. This was announced by Interior Minister Karen Andrews in an interview on the Today Show: "The visa was canceled by Minister Hawke.

The cancellation was confirmed by the federal court, so Djokovic will be banned from entering our country for the next few years. three years." Currently, on paper, the winner of 9 titles in Melbourne will not be able to take part in various editions of the Grand Slam event, given the very strict rules of the country, especially on this issue.

In a recent appearance on the Tennis Channel, WTA legend Martina Navratilova expressed her wish on Roger Federer: "I just hope that the knee will leave Roger Federer alone in the second half of 2022. His physical condition doesn't suit me.

they looked good last year, I have to be honest. My wish is that Roger can leave on his terms and with a relatively healthy physique. I also hope he can return to Wimbledon and give himself one last standing ovation."

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