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Australian Open Day 3-4

Day Four

Djokovic, Wawrinka Cruise to Third Round

atpworldtour.com: January 22 2015 Melbourne, Australia – World No. 1 Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round of the Australian Open with a commanding 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, Thursday on Rod Laver Arena.

 

Djokovic won nine straight games to start his first FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting against the 23-year-old Kuznetsov, currently No. 88 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. The Serbian dropped serve at love to fall behind 0-2 in the third set, but won the next four games. He capitalised on seven of his 13 break points during the 84-minute match.

 

The 27-year-old Djokovic is looking to become just the second man to win five Australian Open titles. He next faces No. 31 seed Fernando Verdasco, who hit 15 aces to beat Go Soeda 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(3).

 

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka prevailed against Romania’s Marius Copil in a tight three-set match Thursday to reach the third round of the Australian Open. The World No. 4 won 108 points to Copil’s 104, closing out a 7-6(4), 7-6(4), 6-3 victory in two hours and 16 minutes. Wawrinka secured the decisive break to go up 5-3 when Copil double-faulted.

 

Wawrinka will look to extend his winning streak in Melbourne to 10 matches when he next plays Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen. Wawrinka and Nieminen have split their previous two FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings. The 33-year-old Nieminen, making his 14th appearance at the Australian Open, advanced with a 7-6(4), 7-5, 7-5 win over German Matthias Bachinger.

Australian Open Men's Singles Second Round Thursday Jan 22

1-Novak Djokovic beat Andrey Kuznetsov 6-0 6-1 6-4

4-Stan Wawrinka beat Marius Copil 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-3

5-Kei Nishikori beat Ivan Dodig 4-6 7-5 6-2 7-6(0)                            

David Ferrer beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-2

12-Feliciano Lopez beat Adrian Mannarino 4-6 4-6 7-6(3) 4-0 ret

19-John Isner beat Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4 7-6(4) 4-6 6-4                    

Jarkko Nieminen beat Matthias Bachinger 7-6(4) 7-5 7-5                       

Steve Johnson beat 30-Santiago Giraldo 6-3 6-4 6-2                            

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-1 6-3 6-3

Benjamin Becker beat Lleyton Hewitt 2-6 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2

8-Milos Raonic beat Donald Young 6-4 7-6(3) 6-3

Jerzy Janowicz beat 17-Gael Monfils 6-4 1-6 6-7(3) 6-3 6-3

Fernando Verdasco beat Go Soeda 6-3 6-2 7-6(3)

18-Gilles Simon beat Marcel Granollers 7-6(5) 6-2 6-4

Jarkko Nieminen beat Mathias Bachinger 7-6(4) 7-5 7-5

Guilliermo Garcia-Lopez beat Alejandro Gonzales 6-1 6-3 6-3

Vasek Pospisil beat Paolo Lorenzi 6-7(3) 7-6(4) 6-3 6-4

Gilles Muller beat Roberto Bautista-Agut 7-6(5) 1-6 7-5 6-1

Australian Open Women's Singles Second Round Thursday Jan 22

18- Venus Williams beat Lauren Davis 6-2, 6-3

1-Serena Williams beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0

3-Simona Halep beat Jarmila Gajdosova 6-2, 6-2

6-Agnieszka Radwanska beat Johanna Larsson 6-0, 6-1

7-Eugenie Bouchard beat Kiki Bertens 6-0, 6-3

Timea Bacsinszky beat Anna Tatishvili 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2

14-Sara Errani beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-6(3), 6-3

Caroline Garcia beat Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-4

Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat Kristina Mladenovic 7-6(3) 7-6(6)

31-Zarina Diyas beat Anna Schmiedlova 3-6, 6-2, 8-6

Yanina Wickmayer beat Lara Arruabarrena 6-4 4-6 6-4

Camila Giorgi vs. Tereza Smitkova 6-1, 6-4

24-Garbine Muguruza beat Daniela Hantuchova 6-1, 1-6, 6-0

26-Elina Svitolina beat Nicole Gibbs 7-6(3) 7-6(6)

11-Dominika Cibulkova beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6-2 6-0

Madison Keys beat 29-Casey Dellacqua 2-6 6-1 6-1

19-Alize Cornet beatDenisa Allertova 6-4 6-7(2) 6-2

30-Varvara Lepchenko beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1 7-6(1)

Coco Vandeweghe beat 20-Samantha Stosur 6-4 6-4

25-Barbora Zahlavova Strycova beatKai-Chen Chang 6-1 7-5

Victoria Azarenka beat 8-Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-2

4-Petra Kvitova beat Mona Barthel  6-2, 6-4

Madison Brengle beat Irina Falconi 6-1 6-3

Day Three

Federer, Nadal, Murray Advance to 3rd Rd; Sharapova Survives 2 MPs vs Qualifier

January 21 2015 ITS Staff Melbourne, Australia – World No. 2 Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday after rallying past hard-hitting Italian Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 played under humid conditions at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The four-time Australian Open champion will next face either 29th-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy or Italian Andreas Seppi.

 

Also advancing is sixth-seeded Andy Murray and seventh-seed Tomas Berdych. Murray dominated Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-1 6-3 6-2 while Berdych defeated Austrian Jurgen Melzer also in straight sets 7-6(0) 6-2 6-2.

 

In women’s singles, World No.2 Maria Sharapova came back strong after surviving two match points in her second round match against qualifier and world No.150 Alexandra Panova 6-1 4-6 7-5. Sharapova rallied from 4-1 down in the third set then fought off two match points at 5-4 before reeling three straight games to clinch the match.

Australian Open Men's Singles Second Round Wednesday Jan 21

2-Roger Federer beat Simone Bolelli 3-6 6-3 6-2 6-2

3-Rafael Nadal beat Tim Smyczek 6-2 3-6 6-7(2) 6-3 7-5

14-Kevin Anderson beat Ricardas Berankis 6-2 6-2 7-6(3)        

6-Andy Murray beat Marinko Matosevic 6-1 6-3 6-2                    

Joao Sousa beat 32-Martin Klizan 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 1-0 ret.

24-Richard Gasquet beat James Duckworth 6-2 6-3 7-5                  

Marcos Baghdatis beat 20-David Goffin 6-1 6-4 4-6 6-0                  

Viktor Troicki beat 26-Leonardo Mayer 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-0                

7-Tomas Berdych beat Jurgen Melzer 7-6(0) 6-2 6-2

10-Grigor Dimitrov beat Lukas Lacko 6-3 6-7(10) 6-3 6-3

Bernard Tomic beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7(5) -64 7-6(6) -6(5)

Nick Kyrgios beat 23-Ivo Karlovic 7-6(4) 6-4 5-7 6-4

Dudi Sela beat 28-Lukas Rosol 7-6(2) 5-7 7-5 6-3

Andreas Seppi beat 29-Jeremy Chardy 7-5 3-6 6-2 6-1

Sam Groth beat Thanasi Kokkinakis 3-6 6-3 7-5 3-6 6-1

Malek Jaziri beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin 1-6 6-3 6-4 1-6 6-3

Australian Open Women's Singles Second Round Wednesday Jan 21

2-Maria Sharapova beat Alexandra Panova 6-1 4-6 7-5       

3-Simona Halep beat Jarmila Gajdosova 6-2 6-2               

7-Eugenie Bouchard beat Kiki Bertens 6-0 6-3                

Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat Kristina Mladenovic 7-6(3) 7-6(6)      

31-Zarina Diyas beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 3-6 6-2 8-6

14-Sara Errani beat Silvia Soler Espinosa 7-6(3) 6-3              

Caroline Garcia beat Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-4   

Yanina Wickmayer beat Lara Arruabarrena Vecino 6-4 4-6 6-4

Lucie Hradecka beat Polona Hercog 4-6 6-3 6-2   

22-Karolina Pliskova beat Oceane Dodin 7-5 5-7 6-4

Irina Begu beat Katerina Siniakova 7-5 6-4       

Julia Goerges beat Klara Koukalova 6-3 4-6 6-2   

Yaroslava Shvedova beat Monica Puig 6-2 7-6(6)   

10-Ekaterina Makarova beat Roberta Vinci 6-2 6-4           

21-Peng Shuai beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1 6-1          

Carina Witthoeft beat Christina Mchale 6-3 6-0

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