Rafael Nadal's march to Melbourne Park at the Australian Open 2022 continues without any particular hitches. Fresh from the very rapid success against Marcos Giron, the very Spanish champion does not make any particular changes to the script in the match-up with Yannick Hanfmann and reaches the third round for the sixteenth time in his career in the Slam Down Under.
After a relatively poor first set of problems, spiced only by an empty pass at 2-2 and in equal measure by a 4-0 breakthrough, Nadal gets chances in the four response rounds in the second. Even if he needs the eighth game to deliver the decisive push.
The third set is definitely more struggled, with the 2009 champion who still breaks in the third game and who at the first useful opportunity with the available serve fixed at 6-2 6-3 6-4 the seventy-one success at the Australian Open .
Wins also for Matteo Berrettini, Carlos Alcaraz and Sebastian Korda. Naomi Osaka played and won the second round at the Australian Open 2022, beating the American Madison Brengle in straight sets. Also Ashleigh Barty, Victoria Azarenka and Barbora Krejcikova reaxched the 3rd round.
Nick Kyrgios has a proposal for Novak Djokovic. The Australian made his debut in the first Grand Slam of the year and gave a great show on the court. Kyrgios in fact delighted the audience with some spectacular plays and beat Liam Broady in three sets.
In the second round, the tennis world will be able to witness the super match between Daniil Medvedev and Kyrgios. Asked at a press conference on the Djokovic case, the 26-year-old made an interesting proposal: "Novak and I have had differences in the past, but I defended him because I thought it was the right thing to do.
I would have done the same with any other player. In any case it is evident that a kind of brotherhood has arisen between us. I think I will propose to Novak to play doubles together in some tournaments. " Interviewed by ESPN, John McEnroe did not hold back when asked his opinion on this story: "It is absolutely ridiculous what has happened in the last twelve days.
The ending was very sad for all parties involved. If the Australian authorities had decided that the vaccine was mandatory to enter the country, there should be no gray areas in which to slip. It is he who has to decide whether to get vaccinated or not.
He has very strong beliefs about it and I'm no one to dispute them. Nole has won the Australian Open nine times, he was brave to go down there in his situation. He did everything in his power to play AOs without having to submit to the vaccination obligation.
He was granted a valid medical exemption, he respected the procedure in detail. When he set foot in Australia, all hell broke out. "