The world-class world-class tennis player ranked against the best player in the world when Simona Halep and Serena Williams met in a blockbuster round of the 16th clash of the Australian Open
. on the show against swiftly rising Daniel Medvedev, while the young rifles Naomi Osaka and Alexander Zverev took the titles for many different reasons.
ROD LAVER ARENA
(4) Naomi Osaka (JAP) defeated (1
(16) Serena Williams (USA) wins (1)
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(1) Novak Djokovic (SER) v (15) Daniel Medvedev (USA) 6-2 1-6 6-1
(7) Karolina Pliskava (CZE) defeated (18) Garbin Mougruza (ESP) 6-3 6-1
(8) 23) Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
(28) Lucas Puil (FRA) (CRO) 6-7 6-4 7-5 7-6
Serena wins an open thriller
How can the tables roll over
Serena Williams returned from the middle of the match to sink World No. 1 Simona Dalep in three sets of Rod Lavers Arena.
Halle jumped from a loss of 1 to 6 in the first set to take control of the match and send the contest to an exciting decision.
Williams, who dominated the match early with his loud and powerful returns, began to become a victim. for the higher court cover of Halep after the 28-year-old found his furrow.
Tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg describes Serena's performance late in the game as "slow" as Harleps handed Williams to the fifth pair at 3: 2.
But the 23-time Grand Slam champion refused to give up and gave up on 4-3, overcoming a ridiculous game of Halep winners to force Romanians into a casual mistake in the net to claim the break.
After a short rinse, Williams found himself in the service seat to close the game.
Earlier, Williams, with wide-eyed eyes, had to come back and return to the tunnel after missing out on his remarks before the match.
"I was very angry so I dropped my anger. "
The deceived star was particularly stupid when a reporter asked if the misuse of missiles was something he did on a regular basis.
Have you never seen your matches?
"You have to watch my games."
Zverev went in three
Awakening Alex Zverev left the Australian Open after a fiery show by Rod Lavre Arena saw 21-year-old crushed rockets in disappointment when he was shot down in the right series by Miloš Raonic.
The German star never recovered from his strange slow start of the match and although at the end of the third rally race was sent 6-1 6-1 7-6.
His control in the third set, after Raonic tears the first two sets 6-1 6-1 and breaks the official Zverev six times.
The 21-year-old finally started to pick up his first service and made Raonic all the way to a tie-break in the third. In the end, Canadians triumphed with 7-5 in the breaker to put a quarter final against Borna Koric or Lucas Puil.
Zverev loses his coolness.
The growing superstar missed the first set of Raonic after a strange start of the match when each employee crashed within the first 10 minutes. capitalized a number of 21-year mistakes and stole the set 6-1. Obviously dirty of the series of mistakes and failures to find his way into the match, Zverev finally broke when he dropped 5-1 in the second set.
The German star broke his rocket into the ground nine times during a change of the 1965, "This is madness, it's kind of a twilight zone," said tennis legend John McEnroe.
The American champion said that Zverev's turbulent behavior will have
"He is not broadcasting positive energy at the moment, he is a bit crazy," McCann said on Channel 9.
"And he goes down, resting, things do not go well, he also gives a positive feedback to a player who does not need more than what the board gives him. nothing else but to get out of her skin, trying to get back in.
"We're talking about body language in general, he's kind of like a rocket. hanging to the ground. He does not press his chest at all. There he gives sarcastic fingers. A sports psychologist will do a lot with this little Zverev video, as long as things do not have to be done in this environment.
Channel 9 communicator Todd Woodbridge said about Zverev's poor performance: "Everything is a little lazy." 19659003] The US Open champion Naomi Osaka gave another fun interview after making it very clear that the Grand Slam breakthrough did not change it. The impressive victory over Anastasia Sevastova 4-6 6-3 6-4, Osaka said he can still walk around Melbourne without being recognized by his many fans around Melbourne Park.
When asked from Channel 9's comment Sam Smith about her seemingly low profile for one of the biggest tennis stars, Osaka shrank in the spotlight.
"Where do you love to go?" Somebody recognize you, Smith asked.
She replied, "No, I am not, I do not think you care." Smith then could not believe the public in Melbourne was missing. chance to take a picture with the Japanese star.
"No one comes to be friends," she asked again.
Smith said, "Are you dressed in a mask?" Osaka could not find the exact words to protect his obvious low key Australian Open
Osaka replied: "No. I'm going to the wrong place. 19659002] "No. I just walk around and all of them are normal. I am also normal. "
In the same interview she also said she was inspired by Stephanos Zitsipas's victory over Roger Federer to continue the next generation of the hot series of tennis star against the old guards of well-established players. Naomi Osaka was in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time since she was supposed to come from agay.
Both players showed moments of tightness in a tense final set, but it was Sevasunderdoglet, whose psychic demons overcame her.
The outsider, who is known for his awake, self-destructive body language, was back to his old tricks after he was lagging behind in the last set, raising concern about her emotional state.
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Sevastava ended up 3: 1 in the decisive set before giving his break to the marathon the sixth game where the results were matched by 3-3 when the Latvians turned their sixth stoppage
Sevastova cut off the figure just a few minutes later when her next game was interrupted and the seed of No. 13 continued to show the huge his disappointments at his own casualties at a crucial point in the match.
Federer Rejects "Change of Security Comment"
If John McEnroe believes he can find Roger Federer at the door, he will easily have something else.
The tennis legend's statement that "we are watching the change of watch" while the Greek youth, Stefanos Tsitsipas, eliminated Federer from the Australian Open on Sunday night was greeted with the Swiss champion's milk. "Yes, of course," Federer told him at a press conference when asked about McEnroe's statement during an interview with Ziticas in court.
"He's very much in front of the microphone." He always says things, I love John, "I've heard this story over the past 10 years, and nothing new out there."
Although he is not ready agrees with his time when the Grand Slammer has expired, Federer was happy to meet Zicipas at the "next level."
A really good job in the last year and a half, Federer said. "
" I mean, also, obviously. "But a beating of Novak (Djokovic) in Toronto, like (Kevin) Anderson and (Sasha) Zverev, now I'm here. it has to do to get to the next level. He does that. It's very nice of him.
"I see it definitely is high in the game for a long time. It was a good night for him tonight. "
Civicas 6-7 (11-13) 6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (6-5) victory of Rod Laver The Arena sees progress in the quarterfinals against the Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut
He also did not want to read too much in his victory 19659002] "I try to take each game differently. For sure it's a good victory against Roger. I mean, we all know who Roger Federer is, what he did in tennis. for further goals I want to achieve. This is a very good start. I have to remain humble, "said Zicipas." This victory is a good stage, let's say a good first step, as I said, to something bigger. I feel that my game is pretty good at the moment. I feel confident. This is very important. I am really excited and I am happy to compete in the quarterfinals after two days.
Loss of Federer's fourth round follows a similar shocking round of 16 defeats last year's US Open for John Milman in Australia.
The last time he went back without making a quarterfinals, he went back in 2013 when he lost to Wimbledon's second round against Sergei Stahovski and the fourth round of the US Open to Tommy Robredo.
In a little surprising statement, Federer plans to respond to his failure in Melbourne Park, for the first time in the last few years of playing clay tournament tournaments.
Although taking advantage of a reduced schedule in recent years, Federer seems ready to return to Roland Garros, where he was missing after the French Open in 2015
"At a time when I think it would be nice to do it, "Federer said, speaking in French. "I can say that I missed it, I did the right thing I missed last year, like the year before, and the year before I was injured. So I felt like I wanted to do it again. "
Only one of his 20 Grand Slam titles was on clay – in 2009, when he defeated Robin Soderling in the final.
Federer said he wants to avoid a long break in the middle of the year before the grass season.
"I feel it's not really necessary," he said. "That's how it works."
His fans will hope that this is an attempt to rebuild the world ranking, which will fall from No. 3 to at least No. 6 after this tournament – not a 2019 mark
The game of Zipizas is causing tension  Federer's match against the 20-year-old was not without debate as he bristled against Zicipas's coach's invitation during the fourth set.
Federer complained of his opponent managed to call the coach 10 minutes before he received his treatment, suggesting that the Greek star did not really need medical help
Television commentators also said it was clear that Ziccipas simply needed the trainer because of the lack of conditions for marathon matches.
Federer complained to the President of the President and seemed to boil. "Federer is not very happy about this passage, talking to the physiotherapist," McCannre said in a comment on Channel 9.
Cycisas was already warned twice about time violations, and a third violation would have seen him lose the first point of this game.
"He would like to be careful I think the arbitrator was lenient there," Australian legend Todd Woodbridge said in a comment. "It was just a normal pass and it took much longer." the crowd did not like the game of Cycispas and he was booed when he returned to the yard.
Federer refused to accuse wounded rivals for his defeat, saying that instead of his inability to look at Cycpus's office, he was the reason he did not allow
Federer went on a 0-12 breakthrough opportunities at a time of the match and also failed to interrupt Cycpas's office when they played at the Hopman Cup in Perth earlier this week.
"This is a man, and that's part of the game," Federer said of the controversy of the judges. "I will not start complaining about the lines or the arbitrators."
He said his struggle with returning to Cycpus's office was "very disappointing," and he admitted there was "tremendous regret" by which he played the match.
Three legends called the Hall of Fame
Li Na is the first player in Asia, elected to the International Hall of Fame of Tennis.
She joined Mary Pierce and Eugene Kafelnikov in the 2019 class, which was announced Monday in the Australian Open.
All three w players on a pair of Grand Slam singles – one in Melbourne Park and the other in Roland Garros
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