In an earlier post we covered who was competing at the Australian Open tennis after having played in the East Hotel Canberra Challenger tennis event last week. Here is a roundup of the results following round one action at Melbourne Park.
From 8-13 January Canberra hosted many of the world’s top 100 men’s tennis players as they fought it out for the East Hotel Canberra Challenger tennis title. This was an ATP Challenger event.
Italy’s Andreas Seppi was to emerge as champion after he defeated Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Many of the competitors from the Canberra event are now down in Melbourne for the Australian Open. In this article, we look at who is competing in Melbourne after playing here in Canberra, and we look at who they have drawn in the men’s singles event.
Dudi Sela lost to Ryan Harrison in a five set marathon. The score was 6-3, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in a match that lasted 3 hours and 39 minutes.
Malik Jaziri from Tunisia defeated Italy’s Salvatore Caruso 6-7, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3. Jaziri now faces the no. 23 seed Gilles Muller from Luxembourg. This will be a tough assignment for Jaziri.
Marton Fucsovics defeated Moldova’s Radu Albot 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 and advances to a matchup with Sam Querrey, the top-ranked American still left in the draw.
Kazakhstan player, Mikhail Kukushkin lost to Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.
Argentina’s Nicolas Kicker defeated Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to round two where he will meet Lukas Lacko from Slovakia.
Chile’s Nicolas Jarry lost to Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 7-6, 6-3.
Italy’s Andreas Seppi defeated France’s Corentin Moutet 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.
Laslo Djere from Serbia lost to Ivo Karlovic 7-6, 6-3, 7-6.
Germany’s Maximilian Marterer defeated fellow German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-0, 6-3, 6-4.
Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez defeated France’s Benoit Paire 6-0, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4.
Victor Estrella Burgos lost to the number one seed, Rafael Nadal, to open the night session on day one. the score was 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.
Germany’s Florian Mayer lost to Evgeny Donskoy from Russia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Canberra’s very own Nick Kyrgios defeated Brazil’s Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 Matt Ebden, the winner of the Canberra Challenger back in October 2017 eliminated the no. 16 seed John Isner 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and will next face Alexander Dolgopolov.