Australian Open: As It Happened At Night


The night session of the Australian Open saw some of the big names of the tournament. Let’s start it off with Mr. Cool. The former world number 1, currently holding the third place, Roger has signalled the world that he is here to play. And nothing more. FedExpress has conquered his Georgian opponent, Nikoloz Basilashvili, by an impressive 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 that took around 72 minutes.

“That was a good match,” said a very contented Roger. “I am really pleased how I was able to play. Definitely gives me a bit of a lift in confidence, I mean, this year I haven’t been able to play properly yet.”

He was referring to the stomach bug that was bothering him the new year. From all that can be gathered, FedExpress is all set to create another history. Or is it going to be someone else?

Maria Sharapova sets another example of how to expel your opponent smoothly. With a perfect score line of 6-1, 6-3, Maria threw a message to her competitors. Nao Hibino, a debutante in a Grand Slam, did not stand a stance at Maria’s massive aces, and winners.

“I was quite pleased with the way I was able to play,” said Sharapova.

The blockbuster of Day 1 was the match between the two big boys: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marcos Baghdatis. The first four setters of the Australian Open, Tsonga successfully defeated Baghdatis by 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 score line. The French number 1 served 13 aces as opposed to Baghdatis’ 5.

Day 1 of Australian Open also saw some surprise exits of the seeds. Names like Wozniacki, and the local heroine, Samantha Stosur exited from the first round. Another local boy, Nick Kyrgios happily breezed past Carreno Busta through a clean victory of 6-2, 7-5, 6-2.

All in all, it was a good day 1. If you want to let us know who will win this tournament, visit our Twitter poll and vote for your favourite players.


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