Australian Open day 2 recap: Murray and Halep go, love and hate for Nole

The best and the worst from Melbourne Park

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Australian Open day 2 recap: Murray and Halep go, love and hate for Nole

Second day at the Australian Open 2022. Simona Halep eliminated Magdalena Frech with the final score of 6-4 6-3, qualifying for the second round of the Australian Open 2022. She is now one of the favorite to reach a place in the final on her side of the draw.

Victory also for Garbine Muguruza and Iga Swiatek. Out Petra Kvitova. In men's singles, Andy Murray qualified for the second round of the Australian Open 2022 thanks to a stunning five-set win against Nikoloz Basilashvili, with the score 6-1 3-6 6-4 6 (4) -7 6-4.

The Scot suffered an opponent in excellent form, but showed, under pressure, a good physical and mental condition. Moreover, in a bottom half with many supporting actors and few protagonists, there could be big surprises. Daniil Medvedev gives absolutely no discounts to Henri Laaksonen.

After the opening game lost in service, the Russian becomes a fury and literally dominates the set (6-1), not conceding anything. In the second, the Swiss played openly and only gave up the serve once, in the fifth game: the advantage was enough for the world number 2 to win the partial 6-4.

Love and hate for Novak Djokovic. Speaking to the Tennis Channel, WTA legend Martina Navratilova analyzed the events that led to Djokovic's expulsion from Australia: "At the moment I'm speaking, Novak Djokovic is on a plane that will take him back to Europe.

First, let me tell you that tennis has completely taken a back seat due to this story. It really is a shame. Everyone made mistakes in this story, but it was Nole who made it difficult for himself. If the nine-time AO champion had been vaccinated like all the other players, the need for medical exemption would never have arisen.

" The Serbian Minister, speaking to Reuters reporters, defined the sentence as follows, speaking directly from Belgrade: "I think the court decision is scandalous, I find it incredible that we have two completely different decisions by the Australian Court, then within a few days." Through her Twitter account, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet criticized the attitude of Nole's colleagues stating: "I know too little to judge the situation, what I do know is that Novak has always been the first to take the field to defend the tennis players.

But none of us supported him and was close to him at this time. What I can say now is: be strong Nole! " Rafael Nadal exposes himself on the GOAT question: "Look, I will say it honestly, this is not my position, but it is reality.

I understand all this film that has been made regarding the GOAT issue which is very attractive, but I live on a day to day basis and my concerns are very different. Honestly, I don't think my happiness for the future will depend on whether I win more or less Grand Slam titles than they do.

The three of us have far exceeded the expectations we might have had when we were young and I don't live with that anguish of wanting to be first. If it is good, otherwise no. "

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