Australian Open 2024: Live Updates on Sinner vs. van de Zandschulp, Djokovic vs. Dino Prizmic, Seidel vs. Sabalenka, Sweeny vs. Cerundolo, Fritz vs. Diaz Acosta – Results, Draw, Schedule, Tickets, Odds, Start Time
Novak Djokovic prepares for his first-round match as O’Connell and Kubler make significant moves in their respective matches.
7.03 pm: Djokovic Set to Play as O’Connell and Kubler Impress The Australian Open trophies have been presented at the center court ahead of Novak Djokovic’s first match, scheduled to start shortly after 7 pm AEDT. Meanwhile, O’Connell leads 5-1 in the fourth set, signaling a potential fifth set against Cristian Garin. On KIA Arena, Australian Jason Kubler has won the first set 6-2 against Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan and is currently on serve in the second set.
6.54 pm: Rublev Secures Victory in Fifth Set Tiebreak In a dramatic turn of events, Andrey Rublev stages a remarkable comeback, winning the fifth set tiebreaker and advancing to the second round. Despite trailing 3-0 in the match tiebreak, the No.5 seed prevails with a 10-6 victory. Rublev expresses relief, stating that he mentally prepared for a loss when trailing 4-1, ultimately hitting some crucial shots to secure the win.
6.47 pm: Rublev Battles Back in Match Tiebreak Andrey Rublev, the No.5 seed, fights back in the match tie-break against Seyboth Wild, leveling the score at 6-6. Rublev, previously down 3-0, serves his way to an 8-6 lead in the tie-break to 10 points.
6.39 pm: Seyboth Wild Forces Tiebreak after Saving Match Points Rublev had four match points against Seyboth Wild’s serve, but the Brazilian resiliently fought back from 0-40 down to force a tiebreak. The match tiebreak will be decided by the first player to reach 10 points, with Seyboth Wild currently leading 3-0.
6.31 pm: Chilean Fans Rally Behind Garin Cristian Garin gains momentum, winning the third set and leading 2-1 against O’Connell. Chilean fans show their support with enthusiastic cheers of “OIe, Ole, Ole, Ole – CHILE.” Garin, within a game of winning the set, acknowledges his fans while O’Connell takes a break off the court.
6.17 pm: Garin Inches Closer to Winning Third Set Garin maintains his break on O’Connell in the third set, leading 5-3. With a one-set-all tie, O’Connell must hold his serve to stay in the set. The Chilean fans, passionately backing their star, add energy to the atmosphere on court three.
6.12 pm: Rublev Breaks Back Rublev recovers from a challenging situation, taking a 40-0 lead against Seyboth Wild’s serve. However, the Brazilian responds with a stunning winner and an ace, winning the game. The score is now 2-2, with Rublev to serve, showcasing his emotional intensity on the court.
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