Due to the decline of Corona 19 in Melbourne, it will be switched to an unlimited 13th game.
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Dong-chan = Novak Djokovic (1st place, Serbia) advanced to the round of 16 singles for men at the Australian Open tennis tournament (A $ 80 million total prize money, about 68.9 billion won ).
Djokovic defeated Taylor Fritz (31st, United States) 3-2 (7-6 <7-1> 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-2) in the 3rd round of men’s singles held on the 5th day of the tournament in Melbourne, Australia on the 12th.
Djokovic, who is challenged to lose his third victory in the tournament, will be made in the round of 16 with Miloshi Raonichi (14th place, Canada).
Djokovic, who has won the Australian Open men’s singles eight times and has the most records in this category, was unable to perform normally from the third set due to pain in his right abdomen.
Djokovic, who could not hide his awkwardness at the end of the first half, was unnoticed after the middle of the 3rd set.
Afterwards, Djokovic, who focused on scoring to minimize movement, such as a strong serve and an attack of three balls after a save, broke Fritz’s serve match with the final score of five sets 3-2.
Fritz took a break of 30-40 without missing the gap between back and front errors, then made it 4-2 with a brave forehand attack.
Eventually, the match lasted 3 hours and 25 minutes, and Djokovic won after midnight local time.
Djokovic has met 11 times and never lost to opponent Raonichi in the round of 16.
Last year US Open winner, Dominique Team (3rd place, Austria) defeated Nick Kirios (47th place, Australia) from home court 3-2 (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-4) and won 16 Joined the river.
The team competes with Ggor Dimitrov (21st place, Bulgaria) to advance to the quarterfinals.
In the singles for women, last year’s US Open champion Naomi Osaka (3rd place, Japan) defeated Oz Jaber (30th place, Tunisia) 2-0 (6-3 6-2) to compete in the round of 16 .
Osaka meets Garvigne Mugurusa (14th place, Spain), who finished second in the tournament last year, in the round of 16.
This is the first confrontation between Osaka and Mugurusa.
On the other hand, the event, which was held as an enduring game according to the policy of the state of Victoria, Australia, will be converted into a non-public game for 5 days from the 13th.
Fans entering the game on the 12th were also forced to leave the stadium after 11:30 pm local time, and the game was held without spectators after the mid-fourth set by Djokovic and Fritz.
This is a measure in response to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) at hotels in Melbourne, and it will later be decided whether the public can allow it again from the 18th. This league will close on the 21st.
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