Italy with Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner managed to place two players in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 2022. With an extraordinary test of maturity Sinner manages to break down the resistance of Alex De Minaur and to wait for Stefanos Tsitsipas, winner of the challenge against Taylor Fritz.
Maxime Cressy creates many problems for Daniil Medvedev in the central part of the day. After a set of total relaxation, the Russian suffers the constant pressure of the American and pays a rather soft second serve in the heart of the tie break in the third set.
The Russian still manages to harpoon the break at 5-5 in the fourth and grabs the forty-ninth career Slam success. The second quarter-final on the blue of Melbourne Park will be played against Felix Auger Aliassime, executioner of Marin Cilic.
Alize Cornet has sensationally defeated Simona Halep and for the first time in her career passes the cut of the round of 16 in a Grand Slam tournament. In the quarterfinals the challenge with Danielle Collins, who survives the marathon in the early part of the day against Elise Mertens.
Finished surprises? Not at all. Also skips the number two of the big group, Aryna Sabalenka, beaten in the final part of the day by the Estonian Kaia Kanepi. She will challenge Iga Swiatek, winner against Sorana Cirstea.
The best and the wort from the Melbourne Park
After all the media hype surrounding this storm, a billboard near Melbourne Park attacked the Serbina champion Novak Djokovic once again, this time in a truly incredible way.
One of the Australian Lamb's annual announcements mentioned Djokovic on a billboard on a truck not too far from where the Australian Open is taking place, saying, "Everyone is welcome to our barbecue. Not Djoking."
With a little veiled pun against Djokovic. MLA said: "Building on the Share the Lamb brand platform, the 6-week integrated campaign reflects on how Australia became isolated from the rest of the world due to the tight closure of international borders during the pandemic."
Boris Becker attacks Alexander Zverev: "He has to think about what he did. It used to be brimming with confidence, but something has happened from Australia in recent weeks. His great strength is his serve, but he has only made three aces and eight double fouls.
He waited too long at the baseline and just played the ball, hoping that his opponent would make a mistake. But Shapovalov is too good for that. He never really put pressure on the Canadian and he pushed. The round of 16 is not enough for a top player like Zverev."