Nishikori looked to be on course for a routine win when he won a second-set tie-break 8-6 to move 2-0 up, but Karlovic fought back in style.
“What an wonderful match”.
“Things don’t just come together after you start working with someone one week or two weeks”, Zverev said.
In contrast, Asia’s top-ranked men’s player Nishikori needed an energy-sapping 3hr 48min to get past big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (10/7) in humid conditions.
Kei Nishikori wants to extend a Grand Slam sequence. Tsonga, who has had his own fitness issues in recent years and is now ranked No 177 in the world, beat Martin Klizan 6-4, 6-4, 7-6.
“There have been a lot of ups and downs”, Djokovic said of his experiences in the last 12 months. “He’s always been a top player”.
The Japan number one will now play Croatian world number 71 Ivo Karlovic or another Pole, Hubert Hurkacz, in the second round.
The 2014 US Open finalist, who is seeded eighth, lost the first two sets against Polish qualifier Kamil Majchrzak 6-3 7-6 (8-6). “I had this major injury with my elbow which I had been carrying for more than two years”.
Milos Raonic was either one or two points from dropping each of the sets he eventually grabbed on the way to edging 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (11), 7-6 (5) in the Australian Open’s second round.
And another hour after that, Wawrinka was two points from seizing the fourth to force a fifth. “The adrenaline takes over”, said Raonic, the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2016.
The match was interrupted for about a half-hour while the roof at Rod Laver Arena was shut because of rain at 4-all in the third set.
Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., thought that helped him quite a bit. I had to reload again the fifth set.
Raonic had 39 aces, part of an impressive ratio of 84 total winners to only 44 unforced errors. Djokovic has played 18 matches in Grand Slam tournaments against qualifiers and won them all.
Keys has reached the semifinals in three of the last five majors and is gaining in confidence in Australia.
His signature one-handed backhand is as unsafe as ever – he had a 16-2 edge in winners on that shot Thursday – and he hit 28 aces of his own.
He hasn’t made it easy on himself at Melbourne Park, having to come back from 0-2 down to win his opening match in five sets. A 123 miles per hour service victor gave Raonic that set.
The 22-year-old, who was the 2017 ATP NextGen Finals champion, is now ranked 25 but will plummet when the new rankings are announced post-Melbourne and his points from last year drop off his record.
MELBOURNE, Jan 17 ― Chung Hyeon will not be repeating last year’s giant-killing heroics in the Australian Open after crashing out to Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second round today. “It’s frustrating if you can’t get the serve”.
Karlovic, 39, served 59 aces but was unable to hold off Nishikori in an enthralling final-set tie-break.
There were also wins for Fabio Fognini and Daniil Medvedev.
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Djokovic will take a trip down memory lane next when he plays old foe Tsonga in the second round. He had no such trouble in the remaining match, completing a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Krueger.
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The first Test will start from January 24 followed by the second match which will begin from February 1. Australia , batting first had lost openers Carey (5) and Finch (14) to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.18 January 2019
In truth, his stint as number one may well have ended before now, but for a broken leg sustained by Jamal Blackman in November. The announcement was made this morning and the former Real Madrid player’s arrival is fantastic business from Leeds.18 January 2019
The middle order has been pretty solid for the Aussies with Shaun Marsh impressing with scores of 54 and 131. ‘He walked out in the second match thinking differently and from ball one, he looked a different player.
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