The 2021 tennis season has began on account of the 2021 Australian Open is underway. The Australian Open was one Grand Slam event that wasn’t impacted by COVID-19 in 2020, however that positively should not be the case this time spherical. The event was initially slated to begin out on Jan. 18 and run till the 31st, however officers determined to postponed it three weeks consequently.
As for the motion, the star-studded subject is headed by the world’s prime participant Novak Djokovic, who’s in search of to win his third consecutive Australian Open title. Djokovic furthermore has a males’s file eight Australian Open victories to his credit score rating ranking.
Along with, Rafael Nadal furthermore has an opportunity to make some historic earlier of his non-public. Nadal is presently tied with Roger Federer for perhaps in all probability probably the most males’s Grand Slam singles title and may set the file with a win down beneath. Nadal has one Australian Open title beneath his belt irrespective of reaching the finals on 5 totally completely totally different events. Federer, alternatively, is lacking the Australian Open as he recovers from a excessive knee damage. The Swiss star plans to return in March on the Qatar Open.
On the ladies’s aspect of the bracket, defending Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin is ranked No. Four. Kenin’s victory over Garbiñe Muguruza in final 12 months’s Australian Open finals was the primary Grand Slam win of her profession.
Ashleigh Barty is the top-ranked participant inside the ladies’s singles bracket and may very well be in search of to avenge her semifinal loss by the palms of Kenin. Whereas WTA tournaments resumed in August, Barty determined to take the remainder of the 12 months off contained in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schedule and outcomes
Monday, Feb. Eight
- No. 11 Denis Shapovalov beat Jannik Sinner (Three-6, 6-Three, 6-2, Four-6, 6-Four)
- No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Jeremy Chardy (6-Three, 6-1, 6-2)
- No. 20 Felix Auger Aliassime beat Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (6-2, 6-Four, 6-2)
- No. 23 Dusan Lajovic beat Sergiy Stakhovsky (5-7, 6-Four, 6-Three, 5-7, 6-Four)
- No. Eight Diego Schwartzman beat Elias Ymer (7-6, 6-Four, 2-6, 6-2)
- No. 18 Grigor Dimitrov beat Marin Cilic (6-Four, 6-2, 7-6)
- No. 15 Pablo Carreno Busta beat Kei Nishikori (7-5, 7-6, 6-2)
- No. 29 Ugo Humbert beat Yasutaka Uchiyama (6-Three, 6-Four, 6-7, 7-Three)
- No. 26 Hubert Hurkacz vs. Mikael Ymer, 7 p.m.
- No. 22 Borna Ćorić vs. Guido Pella, 7 p.m.
- No. 7 Andrey Rublev vs. Yannick Hanfmann, Eight p.m.
- Radu Albot vs. No. 12 Roberto Bautista Agut, Eight p.m.
- No. 28 Filip Krajinović vs. Robin Haase, Eight:15 p.m.
- No. 13 David Goffin vs. Alexei Popyrin, Eight:15 p.m.
- Vasek Pospisil vs. No. Four Daniil Medvedev, 9:30 p.m.
- No. 31 Lorenzo Sonego vs. Sam Querrey, 9:30 p.m.
- No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. Lasio Dere, 9:30 p.m.
- No. 19 Karen Khachanov vs. Aleksandar A. Vukic, 9:30 p.m.
- No. 16 Fabio Fognini vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 10:15 p.m.
- No. 30 Dan Evans vs. Cameron Norrie, 11:30 p.m.
- No. 24 Casper Ruud vs. Jordan Thompson, 11:30 p.m.
- No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka beat Viktoria Kužmová (6-Zero, 6-Four)
- No. 17 Elena Rybakina beat Vera Zvonareva (Four-6, 6-Four, 6-Four)
- No. 2 Simona Halep beat Lizette Cabrera (6-2, 6-1)
- No. 9 Petra Kvitová beat Greet Minnen (6-Four, 6-Four)
- Anastasia Potapova beat No. 24 Alison Riske (6-2, 6-1)
- No. Eight Bianca Andreescu beat Mihaela Buzărnescu (6-2, Four-6, 6-Three)
- No. 18 Elise Mertens vs. Leylah Annie Fernandez, 7 p.m.
- No. 31 Zhang Shuai vs. Ann Li, 7 p.m.
- No. 14 Garbine Muguruza vs. Margarita Gasparyan, 7 p.m.
- No. Four Sofia Kenin vs. Maddison Inglis, 7 p.m.
- No. 11 Belinda Bencic vs. Lauren Davis, 7 p.m.
- No. 5 Elina Svitolina vs. Marie Bouzková, Eight:15 p.m.
- No. 12 Victoria Azarenka vs. Jessica Pegula, Eight:15 p.m.
- No. 28 Donna Vekić vs. Wang Yafan, 9 p.m.
- No. 29 Ekaterina Alexandrova vs. Martina Trevisan, 9 p.m.
- No. 20 Maria Sakkari vs. Kristina Mladenovic, 9 p.m.
- No. 22 Jennifer Brady vs. Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov, 9 p.m.
- No. 21 Anett Kontaveit vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 10:15 p.m.
- No. 6 Karolina Plíšková vs. Jasmine Paolini, 10:15 p.m.
watch the 2021 Australian Open
Dates: February Eight-21
Location: Melbourne, Australia