Australian Open 2023: Schedule, Results, Scores, Draw, Watch, Seeds, Notable Matches,

The 2023 Australian Open is officially underway as players compete for a record $76.5 million in prize pool. Heat and rain forced 22 Day 2 games to be postponedbut the tournament is back on schedule with some big names eliminated much earlier than expected.

Rafael Nadal wanted to defend his No. 1 seed title but he fell in the second round against Mackenzie McDonald. The veteran struggled with injuries and missed Wimbledon last year due to a torn abdominal muscle. On Wednesday his bad luck continued as did him a hip injury aggravated during the second set. He was checked by the coach and took a medical break. Nadal was clearly uncomfortable but didn’t want to give up the match.

This was Nadal’s earliest exit at a Grand Slam since the 2016 Australian Open. The Spanish star has won a record 22 Grand Slams in his career but Novak Djokovic, who has won a record nine times at Melbourne Park, is just one Grand Slam -Title that can’t bind him. Djokovic was expelled from Australia a year ago for his unvaccinated COVID-19 status but he’s finally back in Melbourne. He won his first two games against Roberto Carballes Baena and Enzo Couacaud.

No. 2 seed Casper Ruud was ousted in the second round as American Jenson Brooksby hit an upset 6-3 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-2.

Andy Murray put on quite a show on Thursday with a 4-6 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 7-5 comeback win over Thanasi Kokkinakis. The fight lasted five hours and 45 minutes until 4:05 a.m. Melbourne time – which was the second youngest finish in Grand Slam tennis history.

The male competition is missing World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, who was out due to a right leg injury sustained in training. Also absent is Marin Cilic, a former Melbourne Park finalist, through injury.

At the women’s, 2022 Australian Open champion Ashleigh Barty will not defend her singles title as she retired from tennis last year. Venus Williams, who was awarded a wildcard entry, was preparing to compete at her 22nd Australian Open but was forced to withdraw from the ASB Classic in New Zealand due to injury. Naomi Osaka who made one pregnancy announcement Earlier this week, will not compete this month either.

A few stars are missing, but there is still plenty of talent. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek – the 2022 WTA Player of the Year – had a breakout season last year and will look to continue that momentum. She blew in the third round when she defeated Cristina Bucșa 6–0, 6–1 in 55 minutes.

Last year, Swiatek became the first woman to win two Grand Slams in one season since Angelique Kerber in 2016, winning the French Open in June and the US Open in September.

No. 3 seed Jessica Pegula also stormed through her third-round game as she defeated Marta Kostyuk 6-0, 6-2 in 65 minutes. World. 2 Ons Jabeur fell to Marketa Vondrousova in the second round. In a written statement to the media, Jabeur said she experienced breathing difficulties during the game.

No. 7 Coco Gauff continued to take care of business in the third round on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Bernarda Pera. Gauff came into play hotly as she started the year by winning all 10 sets she played in Auckland on her way to winning the ASB Classic.

Under the rule set by the International Tennis Federation last year, players from Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete as individuals, but not under their countries’ flags or names, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Here’s everything you need to know about the US Open 2022:

How to watch the Australian Open 2023

  • Events: January 16-29
  • Where from: Melbourne Park, Australia
  • Regard: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+
  • Electricity: fuboTV (try for free)

(All times East)

Men’s Quarter Round Matches

  • #29 Sebastian Korda defeated. No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz, 3-6 6-3 6-2 1-6 7-6 (7)
  • No. 18 Karen Khachanov defeated. No.31 Yoshihito Nishikoa, 6-0, 6-0, 7-6 (4)
  • Jiri Lehecka defeated. No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime, 4-6 6-3 7-6(2) 7-6(3)
  • No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas def. No. 15 Jannik Sinner, 6-4 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-3
  • No. 24 Rovberto Bautista Agut vs. Tommy Paul, Sunday TBD
  • No. 4 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 22 Alex de Minaur, Sunday TBD
  • Ben Shelton vs JJ Wolf, Sunday TBD
  • No.5 Andrey Rublev vs. No.9 Holger Rune, Sunday TBD

Women’s four-round games

  • No. 22 Elena Rybakina def. No.1 Iga Swiatek, 6-4 6-4
  • No. 17 Yelena Ostapenko def. No. 7 Coco Gauff, 7-5 6-3
  • #3 Jessica Pegula def. No. 20 Barbora Krejcikova, 7-5 6-2
  • No. 24 Victoria Azarenka vs. Lin Zhu, Sunday 5am
  • No. 30 Karolina Pliskova vs. Shuai Zhang, Sunday TBD
  • Donna Vekic vs Linda Fruhvirtova, Sunday TBD
  • No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka vs. No. 12 Belinda Bencic, Sunday TBD
  • No.4 Carla Garcia vs Magda Linette, Sunday TBD

Seeding for men

  1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  2. Casper Ruud (NOR)
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
  4. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  5. Andrey Rublev (unavailable)
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
  7. Daniil Medvedev (N/A)
  8. Taylor Fritz (USA)
  9. Holger Rune (DEN)
  10. Hubert Hurkacz (POL)
  11. Cameron Norrie (GBR)
  12. Alexander Zverev (GER)
  13. Matteo Berrettini (ITA)
  14. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
  15. Jannik Sinner (ITA)
  16. Frances Tiafoe (USA)
  17. Marin Cilić (CRO)
  18. Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
  19. Karen Khachanov (unavailable)
  20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
  21. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
  22. Borna Coric (CRO)
  23. Alex de Minaur (AUS)
  24. Diego Schwartzmann (ARG)
  25. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
  26. Daniel Evans (GBR)
  27. Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
  28. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
  29. Francisco Cerundolo (ARG)
  30. Sebastian Korda (USA)
  31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
  32. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

Seeding for women

  1. Iga Swiatek (POL)
  2. Ons Jabeur (DO)
  3. Jessica Pegula (USA)
  4. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  5. Arina Sabalenka (unavailable)
  6. Maria Sakkari (GRE)
  7. Coco Gauff (USA)
  8. Daria Kasatkina (N/A)
  9. Veronica Kudermetova (N/A)
  10. Madison Keys (USA)
  11. Paula Badosa (ESP)
  12. Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  13. Danielle Collins (USA)
  14. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
  15. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  16. Anett Kontaveit (EST)
  17. Yelena Ostapenko (LAT)
  18. Liudmilla Samsonova (N/A)
  19. Ekaterina Alexandrova (N/A)
  20. Barbara Krejcikova (CZE)
  21. Martina Trevisan (ITA)
  22. Elena Rybakina (KAZ)
  23. Shuai Zhang (CHN)
  24. Victoria Azarenka (N/A)
  25. Marie Bouzkova (CZE)
  26. Elise Mertens (BEL)
  27. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM)
  28. Amanda Anizimova (USA)
  29. Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
  30. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  31. Kaia Kanepi (EST)
  32. Jil Teichman (SUI) Australian Open 2023: Schedule, Results, Scores, Draw, Watch, Seeds, Notable Matches,

Chris Estrada

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