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Alexnader Zverev, Rafael Nadal and Gaël Monfils at the Australian Open 2022
Alexnader Zverev, Rafael Nadal and Gaël Monfils at the Australian Open 2022

Day three of the Australian Open 2022 saw some passionate action from the tennis players. Favorites Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, and Gael Monfils overcame the second-round encounters in straight sets. While a great discomfort came from Hubert Hurkacz who lost the match with Adrian Mannarino.

Rafael Nadal overcomes the second hurdle

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal in his second match against the Germans Yannick Hanfmann. Nadal wins match in straight set 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 and never got into trouble. The 20-time Grand Slam winner has a great chance of hitting 21, as it’s the first time he’s played a Grand Slam without Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.

However, it is still too early to think about that as he still has 5 games to go. In the third round, Nadal will face the Russians Karen Khachanov who won? silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He will be a tough opponent for Nadal, still, Nadal will start the match as favorites to win.

Gael Monfils enters the third leg

Gael Monfils
Gael Monfils

Gael Monfils seemed to be gaining momentum as he advanced to the third round after beating the Kazakhs Alexander Bublik in straight set 6-1, 6-0, 6-4. Monfils started the new year with an ATP win in Adelaide and was in great form at the time.

Monfils will face Chile Cristian Garin in his third-round match on Friday. Monfils, the 17th seed, will face Garin, the 16th seed, at the Australian Open. However, Monfils’ experience gives him an edge over Garin in the third round encounter.

Cake Walk for Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev
Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after winning a comfortable match against the local lad John Millman in straight set 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. The number 3 player in the world looks great and is having a lot of fun on the court.

Zverev will face Moldova Radu Albot in his third-round match on Friday. Zverev will clearly be the favorites of the match unless Albot causes a big upset in the third round.

BIG UPS for Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz vs Adrian Mannarino
Hubert Hurkacz vs Adrian Mannarino

Hubert Hurkacz lose the match against the French Adrian Mannarino in straight set 4-6, 2-6, 3-6. It was one of the biggest setbacks at the Australian Open as the world number 10 lost to the world number 71. This shows the uncertainty of the sport, any player on a given day can beat any other player.

The disappointment was even greater because Hurkacz was seen as the favorite to hit Nadal in the fourth round and could have ended Nadal’s run for his 21st Grand slam title. However, with Harkacz, Nadal now has a really big chance of reaching the Semi-Finals.

Australian Open 2022: Other results

  • M. KECMANOVIC beat T. PAUL 7-6 (7) 7-5 7-6 (8)
  • L. SONEGO beat O. OTTE 2-6 6-2 6-3 6-1
  • C. GARIN beat P. MARTINEZ 6-7 (1) 7-6 (4) 2-6 6-2 6-2
  • S. KORDA beat C. MOUTET 3-6 6-4 6-7 (2) 7-5 7-6 (6)
  • M. BERRETTNII beat S. KOZLOV 6-1 4-6 6-4 6-1
  • D. SHAPOVALOV beat S. KWON 7-6 (6) 6-7 (3) 6-7 (6) 7-5 6-2

Also read: Australian Open 2022: Day 2: Raducanu, Sabalenka, Swiatek pass first round, Fernandez faces big disappointment against Inglis

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