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Australian Open 2021- Day 4: Nadal, Tsitsipas in next round, Gauff suffer defeat; Divij, Ankita bow out of doubles

Rafael Nadal, Ash Barty, and Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed victory on day 4 of the Australian Open. India tennis players Divij and Ankita has bowed out of the Australian Open 2021 along with their respective doubles partners.

Defending Champion Sofia Kenin crashed out of the Australian Open 2021 on Day 4 (Image Source: Twitter.com)

Sofia faces the defeat against Kanepi

Defending champion Sofia Kenin has ended her campaign at the Australian Open 2021 with her straight-set loss against K Kanepi of Estonia 6-3, 6-2. The 65th-ranked Kanepi had beaten Kenin and created a major upset in women’s singles at the Australian Open. With that Kanepi has entered her career 7th Grand Slam quarter-final in tennis.

Ash Barty’s winning strike continues

Ash Barty has overcome her serve and confirmed her spot in the last 16. Top-seeded Ash Barty dropped a few points at the beginning of the second-round match. After 3-2, she played a masterstroke with a long rally and claimed victory with 6-1, 7-6(7) against Australian Daria Gavrilova.
Barty will play against either 29th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova from Russia or Czech Republican Barbora Krejcikova in the next round of the Australian Open.

Coco Gauff unruffled by Australian Elina

Day 4 at Melbourne Park night match featured 5th seeded, also two-time Australian open quarterfinalist Elina Svitolina and USA’s young tennis star Coco Gauff.
The 16-year-old Coco has played some amazing services that showed her energy with the promising show, but against Svitolina’s experience and accurate serving stroke, Coco lost a few points.
Svitolina has managed her form in play with consistency and won the match with a 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets.

Rafa Shines Bright Against Mmoh

Rafael Nadal has maintained his performance on the court with that he is heading to the next round.
“I always try to be better [than the previous match]. Sometimes [I am] better, sometimes not,” said Nadal, in an on-court interview. “I think tonight has been a positive evening for me, winning in straight sets. [It is] great news, for everything.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion showcased his powerful forehands to build pressure on American qualifier Michael Mmoh 6-1 6-4 6-2 on Thursday night. That aggressive strategy worked for Nadal. His fast pace serve was efficient to get an opening point and strike with a cross-court shot.

Stefanos Tsitsipas fends off Kokkinakis

World number 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open has sealed his victory against Thanasi Kokkinakis. Stefanos has confirmed his victory after a 5 set hurdle and close-set match with a 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 6-4 score against Kokkinakis, who had entered with a wild card.
It was not to be, though, as Tsitsipas captured the decisive break in the fifth game and held on grimly to close out a 4 hour 32-minute epic marathon of tennis. in the fourth round, Tsitsipas will see Mikael Ymer, Sweden’s player.

Divij and Ankita bow out from Australian Open doubles with respective partners

India’s Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina have crashed out of the Australian Open doubles series. On day four both tennis players have suffered defeat in the first round of doubles along with their partners.
Ankita, the third Indian woman tennis player to secure a place in the main draw of a Grand Slam but Ankita and her partner Mihaela Buzarnecu of Romania has lost the match 3-6, 0-6 against Olivia Gadecki and Belinda Woolcock from Australia.
India’s grand slam campaign has ended with defeat from the men’s doubles also as Divij and his partner Igor Zelenay, a Slovakian tennis player has lost the match against german pair of Yannick Hanfmann and Kevin Krawietz with 1-6, 4-6 score, under one hour and four minutes.

 

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