Novak Djokovic’s winning streak in Australia has come to an end. He lost to Alex de Minaur on Wednesday. The final tally on the board was 6-4 and 6-4 in the singles category. This marks the first such moment since he lost to Hyeung Chung in the 2018 Australian Open. That loss was in the quarterfinals. The current loss has again come at the same stage.
The Australian champion ranks 12th overall. He has been able to beat the world number one, hailing from Serbia. RAC Arena saw Australia gain 33 of 34 points in his first serve. The game ran for 94 minutes, leaving fans of Novak dubious about his future at the Australian Open.
This becomes evident after discussions regarding his right wrist injury that have surfaced in the media. After his speedy recovery, Novak is confident about his ability to stage a formidable comeback.
The other two wins for Australia in Perth belong to Ajla Tomljanovic in the singles category. They were able to defeat Stevanovic 6-1 and 6-1. A near replication was seen in the Double’s category, where Cacic and Radanovic faced a defeat at the hands of Hunter and Ebden. The final tally was 6-3 and 6-3. That has brought Serbia to 0-3 in Perth against Australia.
Interestingly, all games that were hosted on Wednesday have drawn a 3-0 conclusion. Poland beat China in all three games. So did Greece while contesting with Canada and France against Italy.
Specifically for Serbia in the tennis tournament, their number one ranked champion had made an advancement against Lehecka from Czechia. They were at lockheads until Novak decided to draft a new script in the final set. It was similar to how he started the game except the momentum of the previous set, where the tally was 6 (3) – 7, was not mentioned.
In the latest sports news, Serbians in the doubles category were victorious against Nouza and Kolodziejova. It was another game that went to the endpoint. Losing the first set came in handy since that triggered introspection for improvement. Serbia and Czechia ended the day 2-1 in Perth.
The four teams to have won the quarterfinals as of Wednesday are Poland, Australia, Greece, and France. The United Cup, a tennis tournament, is in its second edition. Yet, there is a lot of heat that needs to cool down. Most of it is credited to fans for showing their love.
That said, Australia is simultaneously hosting Brisbane International. Nadal will face Kubler in the Round of 16 once the game has crowned a winner in Altmaier versus Dimitrov. Machac and Hijikata were done with their game at the time of drafting this article. The final tally favors Hijikata at 5-7, 6-2, and 7-6.
The Women’s Singles category is underway between Ostapenko and Karolína Plíšková.