Australian Open 2023: Schedule, scores, results, draw, how to watch, seeds, special matches,

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The 2023 Australian Open is officially underway as players compete for a record $76.5 million in prize money. Heat and rain forced 22 matches to be rescheduled on Day 2but the tournament is back as expected with big names out much sooner than expected.

Rafael Nadal looked to defend his title as the No. 1 seed, but fell to Mackenzie Macdonald in the second round. The veteran has struggled with injuries and even skipped Wimbledon last year due to an abdominal muscle tear. On Wednesday, his bad luck continued he injured his hip during the second series. He was examined by the trainer and used a medical timeout. Nadal was clearly uncomfortable but he didn’t want to lose the match.

It was Nadal’s earliest trip to a Grand Slam since the 2016 Australian Open. The Spanish star has won 22 Grand Slams in his career, but Novak Djokovic, who has won nine times at Melbourne Park, has just one a Grand Slam title shy of tying it. Djokovic was kicked out of Australia a year ago due to his unvaccinated COVID-19 status, but is finally back in Melbourne. He won his first two matches against Roberto Carballes Baena and Enzo Couacaud.

No. 2 seed Casper Ruud was eliminated in the second round when American Jenson Brooksby pulled off a 6-3 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 upset.

Andy Murray got things going with a 4-6 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 7-5 comeback win against Thanasi Kokkinakis on Thursday. The battle continued for five hours and 45 minutes until 4:05 a.m. local time in Melbourne – which turned out to be the second last finish in Grand Slam tennis history.

The men’s competition is missing world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz, who withdrew due to a right leg injury sustained in training. Also missing will be Melbourne Park finalist Marin Cilic due to injury.

On the women’s side, 2022 Australian Open winner Ashleigh Barty will not defend her singles title after retiring from tennis last year. Wildcard Venus Williams was preparing to compete in her 22nd Australian Open but had to withdraw due to an injury sustained at the ASB Classic in New Zealand. Naomi Osaka, who did a pregnancy announcement earlier this week, they will not be competing this month either.

A few stars are absent, 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 trend. She went up in the third round when she beat 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 by winning the French Open in June and the US Open in September.

The No. 3 seed, Jessica Pegula, also came through her third round match when she defeated Marta Kostyuk 6-0, 6-2 in 65 minutes. World. 2 Ons Jabeur fell to Marketa Vondrousova in a second round stunner. In a written statement to the media, Jabeur said she had difficulty breathing during the game​​​​.

7 Coco Gauff continued to take care of business with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bernarda Pera in the third round on Thursday. Gauff came in hot as she started the year by winning all 10 sets she played in Auckland on her way to winning the ASB Classic.

According to the rule established by the International Tennis Federation last year, players from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete as individuals but not under the flags or names of their countries because of the Russian invasion. on Ukraine.

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

How to watch the Australian Open 2023

  • Dates: 16-29 January
  • Where: Melbourne Park, Australia
  • Watch: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+
  • Flow: fuboTV (try free)

(All Eastern Time)

Men’s games in the fourth round

  • No. 29 Sebastian Korda def. No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz, 3-6 6-3 6-2 1-6 7-6(7)
  • No. 18 Karen Khachanov def. No. 31 Yoshihito Nishikoa, 6-0 6-0 7-6(4)
  • Jiri Lehecka def. No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime, 4-6 6-3 7-6(2) 7-6(3)
  • Number 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 games in the fourth round

  • No. 22 Elena Rybakina def. No. 1 Iga Swiatek, 6-4 6-4
  • No. 17 Jelena Ostapenko def. No. 7 Coco Gauff, 7-5 6-3
  • No. 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

The seeding of men

  1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  2. Casper Ruud (NOR)
  3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
  4. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  5. Andrey Rublev (N/A)
  6. Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)
  7. Daniel Medvedev (N/A)
  8. Taylor Fritz (United States)
  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 (United States)
  17. Marin Cilic (CRO)
  18. Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)
  19. Karen Khachanov (N/A)
  20. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
  21. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
  22. Borna Coric (CRO)
  23. Alex de Minaur (AUS)
  24. Diego Schwartzman (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 (United States)
  31. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)
  32. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

The Insemination of Women

  1. Iga Swiatek (POL)
  2. Ons Jabeur (TUN)
  3. Jessica Pegula (United States)
  4. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
  5. Aryna Sabalenka (N/A)
  6. Maria Sakkari (GRE)
  7. Coco Gauff (United States)
  8. Daria Kasatkina (N/A)
  9. Veronika Kudermetova (N/A)
  10. Madison Keys (United States)
  11. Paula Badosa (ESP)
  12. Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  13. Danielle Collins (United States)
  14. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
  15. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  16. Anett Kontaveit (EST)
  17. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
  18. Liudmila Samsonova (N/A)
  19. Ekaterina Alexandrova (N/A)
  20. Barbora 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 Anisimova (United States)
  29. Qinwen Zheng (CHN)
  30. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
  31. Kaia Kanepi (EST)
  32. Jil Teichmann (SUI)

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