Andy Murray tries to again up his very first-round victory more than Matteo Berrettini by profitable once more and earning a trip to the third round of the Australian Open up for the initial time due to the fact 2017.
The 35-calendar year-outdated Murray is a three-time Grand Slam winner and a 5-time runner-up at Melbourne Park. He now faces Thanasi Kokkinakis soon after participating in Berrettini for a lot more than 4 1/2 several hours in the to start with spherical.
Kokkinakis failed to complete his to start with-round match till Wednesday, since it was halted by rain when Kokkinakis was 5 details from victory on Tuesday.
Novak Djokovic is also in action in the 2nd spherical as he proceeds his quest for a document-extending 10th Australian Open up title and 22nd Grand Slam trophy in general.
That would tie the men’s report now held by Rafael Nadal, who misplaced in the next round Wednesday right after hurting his hip.
The most intriguing women’s match on Thursday’s program pits WTA Finals champion and No. 4 seed Caroline Garcia versus 2021 U.S. Open finalist Leylah Fernandez.
Women’s Very first Round: Varvara Gracheva defeat No. 8 Daria Kasatkina 6-1, 6-1.
Women’s Second Round: No. 1 Iga Swiatek conquer Camila Osorio 6-2, 6-3 No. 3 Jessica Pegula defeat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 7-6 (5) No. 6 Maria Sakkari defeat Diana Shnaider 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 No. 7 Coco Gauff conquer Emma Raducanu 6-3, 7-6 (4) No. 10 Madison Keys conquer Wang Xinyu 6-3, 6-2 No. 13 Danielle Collins defeat Karolina Muchova 6-7 (1), 6-2, 7-6 (6) Anhelina Kalinina defeat No. 15 Petra Kvitova 7-5, 6-4 No. 24 Victoria Azarenka conquer Nadia Podoroska 6-1, 6-.
Men’s 2nd Spherical: Mackenzie McDonald conquer No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Rinky Hijikata 6-3, 6-, 6-2 No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime defeat Alex Molcan 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 No. 7 Daniil Medvedev defeat John Millman 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz beat Lorenzo Sonego 3-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 No. 15 Jannik Sinner beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 No. 16 Frances Tiafoe defeat Shang Juncheng 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 No. 29 Sebastian Korda conquer Yosuke Watanuki 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.
70 — Quantity of shots in a place won by Jason Kubler all through his 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 reduction to No. 18 Karen Khachanov. The stage lasted about 1 1/2 minutes and finished when Kubler hit a backhand that clipped the internet tape and landed on Khachanov’s aspect of the court. It allowed Kubler to break Khachanov and make it 5-all in the second established.
“Before, I was not truly up to beating a dude like that or even believing I could. Today I considered it more and confirmed that. I was on a mission far more than on a family vacation.” — Mackenzie McDonald, right after beating Rafael Nadal in the 2nd spherical. The other time they performed, at the 2020 French Open up, Nadal gained 6-1, 6-, 6-3.