Finally after many expectations, fears, controversies, controversies and hopes, the Australian Open 2021 has begun, the first Grand Slam of the season that will be played at Melbourne Park from 8 to 21 February, with the presence of a part of the crowd in the stands.
All the greatest tennis players on the planet have therefore made an appointment in Melbourne to play one of the most fascinating and important sporting events of the sporting season, the first real appointment with great tennis after the appetizer of the ATP and WTA events in Melbourne the week before the Australian Open.
There is no Roger Federer, who will return on the court in the next ATP Doha event. Australian Open seed number 3 Dominic Thiem takes a really big risk, goes down by two sets but wins an extraordinary comeback win over Australian Nick Kyrgios.
Great race, among the best of the tournament with Kyrgios who starts strong and literally makes the Austrian 'mad', but drops (as expected) to the distance and loses with the result of 4-6; 4-6; 6-3; 6 -4; 6-4.