Laura Siegemund turned the final German tennis participant to lose a singles match on the Australian Open. Andreas Mies reached the 1/8 finals in doubles with John Pearce. Top favourite Novak Djokovic can also be forward.
Laura Siegemund missed the primary round on the Australian Open regardless of a giant battle. The 34-year-old from Metzingen misplaced to fourth seed Caroline Garcia of France 6-1, 3-6, 3-6 on Saturday (January 21, 2023, native time).
Rittner in Siegemund: “Impressive Performance”
“It was a formidable efficiency from Laura. He performed one of the most effective court docket matches I’ve ever seen him play.”mentioned nationwide coach Barbara Rittner, Eurosport commentator: “He ought to take into consideration whether or not or not he ought to play solo sooner somewhat than later, as a result of it was actually enjoyable.“
Siegmund, ranked 158th in the world, has centered her event planning primarily on doubles after struggling a severe knee harm. There, she was knocked out in the primary round in Melbourne on Friday together with Belgian accomplice Kirsten Flipkens.
Siegemund performed boldly from the beginning with final yr’s WTA Finals winner. In the second round, she surprised Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, and now she needed to go up in opposition to Garcia, however in the top she had to acknowledge the category of her opponent. Siegemund’s largest achievement on the Grand Slam stage stays the 2020 quarterfinals in Paris. In Melbourne, he reached the third round on his debut seven years in the past.
Round of 16 singles in Melbourne with out Germans
With Siegemund out, the Round of 16 in Melbourne might be with out German professionals for the primary time since 2010 in two particular person occasions. A complete of ten German professionals began working in the principle trade in Melbourne. Only Olympic champion Alexander Zverev made it to the second round with Ziegemund, however was later defeated by American Michael Mmoh.
Bencic is in the round of 16
Women’s Olympic champion Belinda Bencic reached the 1/8 finals. The 25-year-old Swiss defeated Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2, 7-5 to hold her possibilities of a maiden Grand Slam title alive. In 2019, Bencic reached the semi-finals of the US Open, and in Melbourne he didn’t make it previous the round of 16.
When Mies returned to 16 in the double round, Kravitz paused
Melbourne doubles skilled Andreas Mies once more reached the 1/8 finals. Mies, 32, of Cologne, and John Pearce of Australia beat Andre Goranson/Marc-Andrea Husler (Sweden/Switzerland) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Mays and Pearce will face Australian duo Alex Bolt/Luke Saville in the round of 16.
Mies is the final remaining German skilled in doubles. Mies made it to the final 16 final yr. At the time, he was nonetheless taking part in with Kevin Kravitz, with whom he received the French Open in 2019 and 2020. At the top of final season, each introduced their divorce. Coburg’s Kravitz will subsequent play Frankfurt’s Tim Pütz, who additionally teamed up in the Davis Cup. Kravitz determined not to begin on the Australian Open due to the delivery of her first youngster.
Djokovic is in the round of 16, however is crushed
The favourite of the event, Novak Djokovic, additionally reached the 1/8 finals. Serbian tennis participant received in opposition to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7:6 (9:7), 6:3, 6:4 in the evening session on the Rod Laver Arena.
However, Djokovic’s health has remained a speaking level, with the long-time primary having to bear additional therapy for issues along with his left hip. The 35-year-old, who’s clearly in ache, has additionally landed on a heavy court docket at one level or one other.
Australia’s Alex de Minaur, who beforehand received in three units in opposition to Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi, is subsequent in line.
Young star Runa is in the 1/8 finals
Denmark’s younger star Holger Rune impressed in Melbourne. The 19-year-old Dane went to the 1/8 finals with out shedding a set. Runa defeated France’s Hugo Humbert 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) and now faces a tricky match with Andrei Rublev. The Russian defeated the Englishman Daniel Evans 6:4, 6:2, 6:3. Rooney first prompted a stir at Grand Slam stage final yr when he reached the quarterfinals on the French Open. The world quantity 10 received three titles final yr, together with the ATP event in Munich.
Rooney, seeded ninth in Melbourne, was rocked regardless of his dominant victory: he twisted his ankle and fell on his wrist early in the second set at John Kane Arena, however was apparently not severely injured. autumn. The 19-year-old is the youngest participant to attain the round of 16 on the Australian Open since 2012.