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Djokovic advanced to the round of 16 in Australia, Murray was eliminated

The Serbian (4) won 6:7 (7), 3:6, 4:6 over Dimitrov, the Brit is out after losing 6:1, 6:7 (7), 6:3, 6:4 to the Spanish Bautista August . Sabalanka beat Martens 2:6, 3:6 After the many surprises in the first days of the Australian Championship, the third round opened today (Saturday) with victories of Andrei Rublev and Novak Djokovic, while Andy Murray was eliminated. Caroline Garcia and Aryna Sabalenka also moved on to the next round.

The surprising eliminations of some of the seniors of the round left Novak Djokovic (4) as the clear favorite to go all the way, despite the injury that undoubtedly limits him. Nola needed medical treatment in the first round and passed it only after four sets, and this time he was facing the “TwinHis “Balkan”, Grigor Dimitrov (27). The Bulgarian, who at his peak was ranked third in the world, made it difficult for the favorite to win the tournament, but the Serbian managed to take the first set with 6:7 (7). Later it was easier for Nola who won 3:6, 4 6: In the next two sets on the way to the next stage and a meeting with the local player – Alex De Minor (22), the Australian. After the amazing victory that was the longest match of his career, Andy Murray’s story in Australia ended. The British lost to Roberto Bautista August (24, Spain) 6 1:1 in a one-sided first set, but succeeded in a tie breaker to win 6:7 (7) and equalize the result. The accumulated fatigue from the second round was felt in Marie, who brokeTwice and lost 6:3, 6:4 and was eliminated from the Grand Slam. Andrei Rublev (5, Russia) had no difficulty against the British Daniel Evans and beat him 4:6, 2:6, 3:6 on the way to the round of 16 in Australia. In the next step, a more difficult obstacle awaits the Russians in the form of Holger Rona (9, Denmark), who defeated the French Hugo Ombre 4:6, 2:6, 6:7 (5). Additional matches: Alex de Minor (22, Australia) – Benz Min Bonzo (France) 6:7 ​​(0), 2:6, 1:6 Jenson Brooksby (United States) – Tommy Paul (United States) 1:6, 4:6, 3:6 Michael Mamo (United States) – Jeffrey John Wolfe (United States) 6:4, 6:1, 6:2 Alexey Poperin (Australia) – Ben Shelton (United States) 6:3, 7:6 (4), 6:4

The focus of today’s games was the meeting between Aryna Savalanka (5, Belarus)Lalyse Martens (26, Belgium). The two, who were partners in doubles matches in the past, met for a match that ended in an easy victory for the Belarusian 2:6, 3:6 on the way to the next stage. Caroline Garcia (4, France) fell behind surprisingly in the first set against the German Laura Sigmund who dismantled Garcia 1:6 in the opening. The senior French tennis player recovered and with a break in the sixth game of the second set broke Sigmund and won 3:6. The decisive set was close with two breaks on the side of each tennis player, but at the end after a match of two hours and 11 minutes, Garcia won 3:6 in the third set as well and advanced to the round of 16. Additional matches: Karolina Pliskova (30, Czech Republic) – Varrora Graz ‘Ba (Russia) 4:6,2:6 Belinda Bencic (12, Switzerland) – Camilla Giorgi (Italy) 2:6, 5:7 Donna Vecic (Croatia) – Nuria Frisas Dias (Spain) 2:6, 2:6 Magda Lint ( Poland) – Etkarina Alexandrova (19, Russia) 3:6, 4:6

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