LIVE – Australian Open: Nadal dropped a set but through, through to Moutet and Burel

Kyrgios’s knee condition

Here are the highlights on day one of the Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn due to a knee injury. On his Instagram account, one of the announced tournament favorites shared a drainage photo made four days ago. The world number 21 is scheduled to undergo arthroscopy in his hometown of Canberra in the coming days and return to competition in March at Indian Wells,

Nadal escapes in four sets!

Rafael Nadal dropped a set but will see the second round of the Australian Open, where he is the defending champion. Against Briton Jack Draper, the Spaniard needed four sets to win (7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1). The 21-year-old player finally experienced a physical decline.

Nadal advanced to the second round

Draper cracked physically and saw the points connect together in favor of Rafael Nadal. The defending champions lead 3-1 and are getting closer to the second half.

Nadal broke his serve in the fourth set

It was still hanging between Nadal and Draper in this fourth set, each taking the other’s game to begin with.

Nadal rocked in the 3rd

Rafael Nadal breaks at his best time to bag the third set (6-4)! The Spaniard rocked by leading two sets to one!

Draper recovered in the 3rd

Jack Draper recovered from his slump and managed to make it three straight games to return to 4-4 in the third set. Service to follow for Spanish.

Pegula, Gauff, Collins, Raducanu qualify, Sinner also in men

Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff and Emma Raducanu on the women’s team, Jannik Sinner on the men’s team, pulled off a flawless entry into the first Major of the season.

“Everything is working fine,” admitted Pegula calmly, who didn’t take an hour to get rid of Jaqueline Cristian. “I’m very pleased with myself,” said Gauff, 7, after dominating Czech Katerina Siniakova, 46, 6-1, 6-4.

Raducanu, 77, who left the court crying after being injured on January 5 in Auckland, was better: The 2021 US Open winner beat Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch (76) 6-3, 6-2. The next match will surely have a completely different flavor for Gauff or Raducanu who will be competing for a place in the third round.

Last year’s finalist, American Danielle Collins has shown why she is nicknamed “Danimal”: the world’s 11th player did have to let out all her anger to defeat Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya (59) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in 3:03. She will face Czech Karolina Muchova (ranked 133) in the second round who easily qualified by beating Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko (ranked 134) 6-2, 6-1.

As for Sinner, 16, he was delighted to have been “really solid” to beat Britain’s Kyle Edmund (ex-14 currently 580) 6-4, 6-0, 6-2.

Azarenka left Kenin

Victoria Azarenka, ranked 24th in the world, and Sofia Kenin (ranked 203rd) were the only Australian Open winners contested this year and were contested in the first round on Monday: the former won 6-4, 7-6 (7/3).

Hanging cracks

Jack Draper gradually cracked, conceding in the third. Rafael Nadal led 3-1 against the Briton, who was showing signs of upset.

Nadal lost a set

After taking the first set against Jack Draper (7-5), Rafael Nadal showed signs of concern in the second, losing 6-2 to the Briton. The reigning champion must wake up if he wants to continue the adventure.

Nick Kyrgios withdrew due to injury

The Aussie announced her retirement from the remainder of the tournament

Rafael Nadal won the first set against Jack Draper

The Spaniard dominated the Briton for the first set (7-5) in 54 minutes.

Victory for Corentin Moutet, through to the second round!

The Frenchman advanced to the second round after defeating China’s Wu Yibing 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in five sets. The task was difficult for the Neuilly-sur-Seine native.

This is the third time, in six participations, that Corentin Moutet has reached the first round. He never managed to get two wins at the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal enters the scene

Rafael Nadal faces England’s Jack Draper in this first round. It’s been a good start so far for the Spaniard, who leads 2-1.

Clara Burel, the first French to qualify for the second round

Clara Burel won against Australian teenager Talia Gibson 6-3 6-4 and in doing so became the first French woman to qualify for the second round of tonight’s US Open.

Clara Burel, 21, is entering the Australian Open for the fourth time. He never made it past the first round.

‘It wasn’t hard to beat me’: Rinderknech’s regrets after his loss

So clearly dominated on Monday in the first round of the Australian Open by Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki, 138 and from qualifying, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, Arthur Rinderknech lamented his inability to offer a game: “he’s not that complicated to beat me”, he regretted.

“He (Watanuki) played his match, he had a game plan against me, but don’t kid yourself: I didn’t play the match, I didn’t do much… he wasn’t complicated to beat me.” today,” said the Frenchwoman, ranked 59 in the world.

“‘Days without’ didn’t really exist, or it happened for a reason. With my team, we didn’t succeed, even if we did everything to prepare ourselves to be on the D-Day”, he added.

Grégoire Barrère was eliminated after losing to Tomás Martín Etcheverry

France is the second eliminated in this Australian Open. Grégoire Barrère was defeated 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 by Argentine Tomás Martín Etcheverry.

The sinner made his way in

Italian Jannik Sinner, ranked 16th in the world, got off to a strong start at the Australian Open by eliminating Britain’s Kyle Edmund (ranked 580 but formerly ranked 14th) 6-4 6-0 6-2 Monday in Melbourne.

“I’m very solid, even if I struggle to finish,” commented the 21-year-old who will face France’s Grégoire Barrère (83) or Argentina’s Tomas Etcheverry (79) in the next round.

Points in the main game at three o’clock

• Hubert Hurkacz (n°10) – Pedro Martinez 5-5
• Corentin Moutet – Wu Yibing 6-4, 5-7, 2-1
• Grégoire Barrere – Tomás Martin Etcheverry 6-3, 3-6, 3-4
• Yue Yuan – Maria Sakkari (n°66) 1-2

• Katerina Siniakova – Coco Gauff (No. 7) 1-6, 4-6
Jessica Pegula (#3) – Jaqueline Christian 6-0, 6-3
• Arthur Rinderknech – Yousuke Watanuki 3-6, 3-6, 2-6
• Kyle Edmund – Sinful Jannik (#15) 4-6, 0-6, 2-6

A loss to Arthur Rinderknech, the first Frenchman to be eliminated from the tournament

The Frenchman was unable to beat Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki, who beat him 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.

Coco Gauff will face Emma Raducanu in the second round

Coco Gauff, ranked 7th in the world, put out Czech Katerina Siniakova (ranked 46) to beat her 6-1 6-4 and qualify for the second round of the Australian Open Monday in Melbourne.

“I’m very pleased with myself, I know he will fight to the end,” commented the 18-year-old American.

In the next round, she will face Britain’s Emma Raducanu (77), winner of the 2021 US Open

The fast Jessica Pegula from America, qualified first into the second round

American Jessica Pegula, ranked 3rd in the world, is the first to qualify for the second round of the 2023 Australian Open after beating Romanian Jaqueline Cristian (161) 6-0 6-1 in Melbourne in 59 minutes.

“Everything went well,” Pegula said shortly after the meeting.

The update on the main match takes place at two o’clock

• Katerina Siniakova – Coco Gauff (n°7) 1-6, 4-2
• Jessica Pegula (n°3) – Jaqueline Cristian 6-0, 6-3
• Kyle Edmund – Jannik Sinner (n°15) 4-6, 0-0
• Corentin Moutet – Wu Yibing 6-4, 1-0
• Arthur Rinderknech – Yosuke Watanuki 3-6, 3-4
• Grégoire Barrere – Tomás Martin Etcheverry 6-3, 2-3

Grégoire Barrère won the first set in his match against Tomás Martín Etcheverry

France is taking advantage! Grégoire Barrère leads 6-3 against Argentinian Tomás Martín Etcheverry

Arthur Rinderknech lost in the first set against Watanuki

Bad start for the Frenchman. Arthur Rinderknech lost the first set 6-3 to Japan’s Yosuke Watanuki.

Elsewhere, Corentin Moutet leads 4-2 against Wu Yibing and Grégoire Barrère 5-3 against Tomas Martin Etcheverry!

Coco Gauff easily won the first set against Siniakova

The American, seeded number 7, beat Czech Katerina Siniakova. In the 22nd minute, Coco Gauff was leading 6-1.

The start of the Australian Open

The first match of the first round starts right now! Find out live France’s progress tonight and show you hourly on the different matches currently in progress.

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Although Caroline Garcia has never made it past the last 16 in Melbourne, the Frenchwoman approaches this Grand Slam with declared ambition. After all, after capturing her Masters crown, Mauresmo triumphed at the 2006 Australian Open.

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Nine French on the first day event

Of the 18 French competing in the main draw (thirteen men and five women), nine will play on Monday, including Quentin Halys, for a tough first round against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Invitation holder, Luca van Assche will face Cameron Norrie, defeated by Richard Gasquet in the final of the Auckland tournament.

The rest of the squad will play on the side courts: Clara Burel against Australian Talia Gibson, Séléna Janicijevic against Kaja Juvan of Slovenia, Léolia Jeanjean against Argentine Nadia Podoroska, Grégoire Barrère against Tomas Tcheverry of Argentina, Arthur Rinderknech against Yosuke Watanuki of Japan, Corentin Moutet against Yibing Wu from China and Constant Lestienne against Thiago Monteiro from Brazil.

Today’s main poster

Katerina Siniakova – Coco Gauff (n°7)

Yue Yuan – Maria Sakkari (#66)

(not before 14:30) Rafael Nadal (n°1) – Jack Draper

(not before 19:00) Iga Swiatek (n°1) – Jule Niemeier

Marcos Giron – Daniil Medvedev (n°7)

Jessica Pegula (n°3) – Jaqueline Cristian

Hubert Hurkacz (n°10) – Pedro Marinez

Sofia Kenin – Victoria Azarenka (#24)

(not before 19:00) Stefanos Tsitsipas (n°3) – Quentin Halys

Madison Keys (#10) – Anna Blinkova

Kyle Edmund – Sinful Jannik (#15)

Alison van Uytvank – Petra Kvitova (#15)

(not before 15:30) Sebastan Baez – Jason Kubler

(not before 6pm) Vasek Pospisil – Félix Auger-Aliassime (n°6)

Hi everybody!

American Coco Gauff, seeded 7th, will face Czech Katerina Siniakova in her Australian Open opener on Monday. Other players will replace him on Rod Laver, in particular Rafael Nadal (n ° 1), who is planned in his 3rd round against Britain’s Jack Draper. It would then be Iga Swiatek’s n°1 world turn, before the entry of Russia’s Daniil Medvedev (n°7). Among the main contenders, Jessica Pegula and Stefanos Tsitsipas will start their tournament on Margaret Court, Jannik Sinner and Félix Auger-Aliassime’s court on John Cain.

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