Australian Open 2022

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A few breaks in that Raducanu match. Not really watching it though since Medvedev vs Krygios is on at the same time which is obviously better quality tennis. One break a piece in the first set so far.

Anyone watching Murray? Having been follow his progress. Seems he's on the at the same time too.
 
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Emma breaks back, positive signs but how long will that injury continue to cause pain and discomfort.

edit: and as usual, any positive moves is soon over and broken back, set lost.
 
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Didn't Nadal have a nasty blister at the 2017 or 18 (I forget which) AO final against Federer? Once that opened up it was all over. Though Nadal will fought as much as he could.

Raducanu looks like she's given up.

Medvedev showing his quality over on Rod Laver. Kyrgios put up a decent fight, but he just can't stay with him. The Russian is a machine. Just gets on with business. No reaction to winning or losing points, nothing phases him. Love it. His serve is just a rocket.

EDIT: She fought back. Good on her. She does seem to let her head drop at times though.
 
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Raducanu game has been enthralling so far, proper ebbing and flowing and some great intelligent rallies from both players.

Good to see her getting her head up after it started and fighting!
 
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Her backhand still has power but her forehand and serve are basically taps over the net at this point.

Edit: Until she absolutely annihilates that forehand.
 
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Kyrigos takes the third set against Medvedev.

"Oh stop it, that's a filthy volley" - great line from the commentator.

So many breaks in the womens game, compared to something like 44% of 1st serves unreturned over on the Rod Laver court.
 
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Think it's curtains in the Raducanu game...

Playing without a forehand not really ideal.
 
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She's going to be gutted, wouldn't have been surprised if she retired had Halep not been her likely opponent in the third round.

Edit: Kovinic wins in three, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
 
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