Australia Open: Big coup, Alexander Sverre and Zachary out; Sania and Rajiv move forward

Sydney NSW, First Published Jan 23, 2022, 3:01 PM IST

Sydney: Big upset at the Australian Open. Third seed Alexander Zverev misses quarterfinals The German player was overthrown by Denis Shapovalov of Canada. Meanwhile, Spanish player Rafael Nadal entered the quarterfinals. Nadal’s opponent in the quarterfinals is Shapovalov. In the women’s event, fifth seed Maria Zachariah also advanced to the fourth round.

Shapovalov’s victory was for straight sets against Sverre. It was only in the second set of the match that Sverevi was able to do something. The remaining two sets were easily won by 14th seed Shapovalov. Score 6-3 6-7 3-6.

Nadal defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannari. Nadal also won straight sets. Only in the first set did the Spaniard face the challenge. But Nadal won the match 7-6 2-6 2-6.

Zachary was subverted for straight sets. Zachary defeated Jessica Pegula of the United States 7-6, 9-3. Former Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka has also been ruled out. Defending French Open champion Barbora Krasykova defeated Asankara. American Mardi Keys also reached the quarterfinals.

In the mixed doubles, Sania Mirza of India and Rajiv Ram of the United States advanced to the third round. The Indo-American duo defeated Matthew Middlecoop of the Netherlands and Ellen Perez of Australia. The score was 6-7 4-6.

Last Updated Jan 23, 2022, 3:01 PM IST

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