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Oh everybody and welcome into the broadcast.
I am Samuel Reese coming to you live right here on SportsCastr.
It's the Australian Open first round from Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
Thanks so much everyone for joining me tonight and let's roll the highlights earlier.
Conta in action and she had the 1st 1 of the first matches in the day session.
Remember Austra in Melbourne, Australia, 16 hours ahead of the eastern time zone 19 ahead of the Pacific time zone and Conta pretty much had a comfortable match throughout for the most part, and she took care of business in two sets over Djebbour.
All right, excuse me, she fell The jibber Sorry Jibber had a great match.
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It's a 646 to the final earlier matches involving pushover as well.
Right now it's 103 p m.
Tomorrow in Melbourne, Australia.
So it's Day two of the tournament as first round matches or wrap up and Carolina Pushpa took care of business and two sets winning 6175 Also Belinda Bench.
Take it on Vig Alina of Russia and you and another another big name, absolutely in the woman's side of the bracket.
And you know, it didn't turn out to be a pretty tough match for her because it did not come easy throughout.
But the start in Melbourne did turn out to be what she would have hoped for, which was a 6375 win but no easy task in those two sets Still to come.
Rafael Nadal, the 19 time major champion, will be taken the court as he gets his first major match of the decade underway.
Maria Sharapova, five time major champion, will also be in action later on tonight.
What is going on, Missy? Thanks for joining the broadcast and you'll Medvedev, the 2019 U S Open finalist.
He'll be taken to the court.
We have so many big names taking the court at Melbourne Park tonight and into the early hours here in the Eastern time zone, Simona Halep, a two time major champion, is also preparing for her match.
A very nice day down under after there was a lot of rain yesterday and you know Ray, not actually the worst thing because because of all the unfortunate wildfires occurring across the country.
You know, rain is actually what they need.
And Melbourne Park is the only out of out of the three other majors.
The on Lee, the only facility for a major that has three stadiums, three arenas with a roof that would include Melbourne Arena, Margaret Court Arena and, of course, Rod Laver Arena.
So, you know, although quite a few matches did get suspended, Um, you know, they did get a good amount of tennis still played in those three arenas despite the downpours outside.
But yet today seems like a very nice day down under in Australia.
Beautiful day for tennis, and we get ready for what should be an excellent day to a lot of big names.
As I said in action.
And, um, they were supposed to be 64 matches yesterday, 64 today.
But ah, it turned out being there being just 32 completed matches yesterday, some 96 today, as I mentioned, some of those are already in the books.
The matches that were suspended from yesterday continued at 10:30 a.m.
Local time 6:30 p.
Eastern say, at 69 degrees Fahrenheit and mainly sunny in Melbourne, Australia.
The humidity 54% the wind going southwest at six miles an hour and clear skies.
Here is the Australian Open air Quality Rating.
5 Concentrate well, the current air quality reading is, too, and once the the only concerns is when you get above 97.
And that's when they discussed.
They even just discussed not even officially doing doing it when it comes to stopping place.
So Day two from Melbourne Park.
The schedule, including 96 matches.
So buckle and everyone.
I'll be here for about an hour, but that's a I do have school tomorrow, so I'll have to get to bed.
But, um, you know that's one of the get a little bit of, Ah, live commentary in here of the Australian Open, and Maria Sharapova and number one ranked Rafael Nadal are coming up on Rod Laver Arena.
Obviously, Rod Laver Arena, the Grand arena at Melbourne Park and you know they have a great facility down there and it was an entertaining day, one of the tournament, the Australian Open.
Always entertaining, no doubt about it.
And you know the only thing that stinks for us here in the U.
Is that that most of the matches to occur while we're sleeping, But, oh well, what can you do in there 16 hours ahead of us on the East Coast? So right now it's 108 p.
Local time in Melbourne and live coverage coming up in a moment yesterday, we saw a lot of other big names in action as well.
Serena Williams took care of business quite comfortably.
Coco got took on Venus Williams in a much anticipated rematch from when they met in the Wimbledon.
Coco Goff got the win in straight sets.
Here are the teenagers in the woman's drops of cocoa.
Golf is 15 years old.
Lela Fernandez of Canada 17.
Katie McNally, the US 18.
So is Amanda Annecy, Mo Va in IGA.
Sweet attack along with along with Po Tah, Po, Va and Cosi hereto who will be in action at Rod Laver Arena in the night session, and Ka Huvane and your Stream SCA R.
19 years of age.
So there's a lot of teenagers on the woman's side of the bracket, which you know is it's great to see the next generation coming up so much young talent.
Ah, in that cocoa Goff, Venus Williams match up.
Uh, who that match started around midnight Eastern.
I actually stayed up for that one, and, you know, it was a typical first round matchup where, you know, a little bit of rusty nous, a lot of errors, but golf got the win in the end by his final score of 7663 So she's now beat Venus Williams in both the in Wimbledon and Australian Open.
Samantha Stowe, sir of Australia, was also in action against another young American as I mentioned Katie McNally, who is Coco Goff's friend, and Katie McNally looking the follow pursuit after Coco's win.
And that's exactly what she did.
Kitty McNally pulling together impressive performance.
It was an easy first set for her STO survey.
Things interesting in the second set, but ultimately McNally got the wind, 6164 So she, along with golf, is moving on to the second round.
They will be in action tomorrow night and TT McNally and Coco Golf best friends and, you know, they hang out with each other when they're off the court and you know that's cool to see.
That's cool, to see two really good young players.
And it's something special that the relationship between those two young teenagers who have so much potential and you know they're playing tennis impressive tennis right now.
Just imagine what it's gonna be like years down the road for those two and many other tennis players around the world.
Those two just happen to be American as well, which is all the better for Ah, for us American tennis fans here in the U.
Um, but yeah, looking onto the men's side, which I'll get to in a moment, Federer easily took care of an American Johnson, Um, and that was no problem for him.
Djokovic also defeated scruff.
Let's focus on the Neil Medvedev, who in Cincinnati beat Djokovic over the summer, and you know Giniel Medved of you can't look past him.
He is, actually, I believe, the third best odds.
He's up there toe win this tournament, and at the U.
Open, he became the villain of sorts.
I was commentating that tournament here on SportsCastr.
The crowd completely turned against him.
He ended up making it all the way to the final against the doll.
One epic matchup that was one week will never forget.
Four hours, 51 minutes.
Medvedev was down two to nothing and almost made the unbelievable comeback at all.
In the end, getting the victory.
Danielle Medvedev from 2019 in Washington, D.
To the end of the year.
He had a 29 and seven record in D.
He was a runner up, is also a runner up in the Montreal Masters.
1000 was a champion.
The Cincinnati Masters 1000.
A runner up, as I mentioned at the U. S.
Open champion at ST Petersburg along with the Shanghai Masters.
He went out early in the first round of the Paris Masters, but that was definitely an outlier compared toe.
How his the last half year has gone for him.
What's going on? Miami.
Cain's glad to have you here.
You're a joke of its fan.
He's from the country.
You and your grandpa watch every game. Cool.
Cool. Yeah, that's awesome.
Yeah, Yeah, I like Djokovic as well.
I like joke of it.
She got the win against rough.
Uh, in the early morning hours here in the U. S.
Australia, 16 hours ahead of ahead of the Eastern time zones.
17 hours ahead of you in the central time zone.
Miami Cain's So most of the matches do occur during the during the night while we're sleeping, but I'll be commentating matches for a little while before I got to get to bed and Day two notable young guns in action at the 2020 Australian Open on the men's side includes a deal.
Medvedev, whose fourth in the world right now in age 23.
Alexander Zverev, who's seventh at age 22.
Andre Ruble have also 20 to 16 in the world.
Karen hatching off 17th in the world at age 23.
Then, of course, Nick Curios, ranked 26 at the age of 24.
The Australian native playing in front of is of his fans and his home country in in Melbourne.
How long will I be live? Probably for about an hour.
With school tomorrow, I'll have to probably be on for around an hour.
We'll get live coverage in a moment.
Thanks so much for being a part of the broadcast, everybody.
Oh, well, yeah, I know.
Yeah, it's crazy.
I mean, I love the Australian Open, but it's too bad.
Most of the match is that curable.
I'm sleeping, but it is what it is.
At least I get to catch some of the early matches here before I do have to head to bet like 23 for Hawaii.
It's literally like, Yeah, 23 is basically like the same the same time, but Australia's a day ahead of them.
If you don't mean just about, you'll keep me update on the Lakers.
I appreciate that.
Yeah, I was watching that one.
You know, I I wasn't here for the beginning, so and I decided I was in the mood to do some tennis.
Some scores already in the woman's bracket.
Madison Keys, the American's leading cause of keen afforded to in the first set at Melbourne Arena on Court three.
In the men's bracket, Millman leading, um, bear two sets to one, also on Court 15 lei a ***** leading Edmund, one, set to none at 15 73.
Arena, Opelika and Fellini in.
I'll definitely get you caught up on what's gone on there and keep you updated in the woman's on court. Eight.
Alison Riske, another American, leads one to nothing.
So on America, of Americans in action in the women's and men's bracket.
And let's get it out to live coverage.
15 73 Arena Where it's hope, Elka taking on funny O Palco on the 1st 2 sets.
Funny anyone the next two.
And right now we're in the fifth set where Fabio Fognini leads Riley, Ope, Elka to toe one.
And this is really turning out to be must see action in what's been a marathon match between the American and the Italian.
Oh, Palka Looking for the upset foot.
Any rank 12th in the world, by the way? 80.
Not looking good.
Nine points? Well, yeah, yeah, I know.
Isn't there bushfires? How are they doing this? Tornado? Yeah, there are Bush fires, but they're like 100 there, like, 100 miles away from the city.
And they're they're comin down a little bit.
There was 93 68 Celtics got nice.
I just actually check the score a little while ago and they were up by, like, 20.
Yeah, that is awesome, man.
Yeah, I watched the whole first half or no, I miss is part of the first quarter, but I saw most of it.
Thanks Austin and Brian for hopping into the stream.
I appreciate it.
Yeah, there are bushfires in Australia, but actually rain came in yesterday, which is great, considering the that the these these devastating bushfires are spreading across the country.
Rain is exactly what they need, So it looks like it's getting better this this week.
But yet in the qualifying round, there were concerns about there was smoke in the city.
Players weren't happy that they went on with qualifying matches in those conditions, like one player had a coughing fit and had to forfeit other people.
Other players were just, you know, having trouble breathing.
Ah, but the conditions are better this week, which is which is good.
There's three roofs as well and ah, Melbourne Arena, um, Margaret Court Arena and, of course, Rod Laver Arena.
So they used the roof for the rain yesterday.
But if the smoke became an issue, they could use the roof for that as well.
They do have like an index where if it's like to 96 then the conditions are playable.
If it's above that, they will.
Ah, they will suspend play.
By the way, Hope Elka has 30 aces in this match.
Funny, meanwhile, with just eight.
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A sports. Absolutely right.
Boston sports is better than any city sports.
I don't think you can really argue that.
So two hours, 51 minutes is how long this match is going on.
Four backhand shot by Funny and that forehand slice is going to be short.
So Palka takes the game and were knotted up at two apiece.
That game only lasted a minute in eight seconds, and it's too often eeny now serving, trying to retake the lead here in the fifth and final set here in first round action at the 2020 Australian Open Down under.
All right, so here comes the serve from funny, and that's an ace right down the middle to go up 15.
Love Oh, Palka has had the majority of the cases today, as I've or this afternoon in Australia, I should say, as I mentioned but funny me also capable of ah of putting together some nice serves.
This one will be returned on the backhand by hope Elka.
But too much on it as that one goes long.
30 Love, funny in the lead here in the fifth game of the fifth set, knotted up at two apiece here in the set.
So the 1st 2 sets were 6376 Hope Elka.
The next two or 6463 for Nini.
With all the mo mentum right now that return from hope, Elka will hit the net.
Funny with game point here and the first surf off the net.
He'll try again here on the second serf and that one is white.
So a double fault from Fabio Fognini, 40 15. Now the score.
Oh palka looking the climb his way back into this game.
Thanks so much for being a part of the broadcast.
Everybody all right, forehand return And that is wide left and funny takes the game back in the lead.
That game just lasting a minute. 31.
We've had some quick games as of late 3 to 2.
Funny in the lead in set number five will get you back out there shortly.
But over at Rod Laver Arena, it's on the woman's side. Vek itch.
Taking on Sharapova.
This is a very intriguing matchup because you got Becca drink 19th but we all know what Sharapova is capable of doing.
I mean, she was one of the best players in the world a few years back then the suspension really hurt her and currently unranked.
She hasn't been really close to what she used to be, but still a player that's capable of pulling off an upset.
I don't think there's really any arguing that.
But Beckett, taking care of business pretty well here in the first, said she leaves.
Find the one serving up 15 love and a cross court shot on the forehand and Sharapova closing in, and she will easily get the point there as she slams that one home on the four and over at Melbourne Arena.
It's Madison Keys, the American ranked 10th in the world, by the way, take on CASS Akina of Russia.
Cheese leads 5 to 3 in the opening set, and she is serving down Love 15 closing in on the net here, and that's two powerful of a forehand for Casa Kina to return.
And we're all knotted up at 15.
So Rod Laver want to return there by Maria Sharapova right off the sir.
Perfect placement on the cross court shot and it's now 15 30 all right back at Melbourne Arena, where it's 15.
All keys looking up when the first set she goes with the drop shot on the four hands, both players back at the baseline and too much on that one.
From keys out of play, 15 30 over at Rod Laver.
Share a pole with yet another point now 15 40 as she looks toe as Maria Sharapova looks crawl her way back in this set.
Thanks for the tip.
I appreciate that, Brian.
Thank you very much.
And keys, Mrs that backhand shot back to Or rather, it's 15 40.
No so double coverage here on both Rod Labor in Melbourne Arena.
Sharapova tries to go down the line, the forehand, but that's wide and it's now 30 40.
Alright at Melbourne Arena, that return from CASS Akina is wide.
So now 30 40 the score and a powerful forehand shot turns out to be The wrong decision from Beckett is that one's off the next.
Sharapova takes the game, now 5 to 2 in that one, and we had permanently or a rather temporarily over to UM Melbourne Arena, where Keys leads 5 to 3 in the set and were first set, That is, and we're currently in a deuce.
Medicine keys serving and the forehand return from CASS Akina is off the net.
Set point here for keys as she can take the lead in this one eating places over Constantina, and she does just that.
The return from Cassidy, keen on the forehand, is wide in Madison.
Keys leads Cosentino one to nothing in set.
She's halfway to punching her ticket into the second round of the Australian Open Maur commentary of the 2020 Australian Open first round action coming your way after this as the day session underway on day to stay tuned.
Everybody, I'll be right back.
All right, Welcome back.
A beautiful day, a beautiful afternoon in Melbourne, Australia, as it's already Tuesday afternoon, 1:26 p.
Local time in day two of the Australian Open.
Let's get a quick tournament update.
Funny now tie up 3 to 3 in the fifth, said, I'll get you back out there shortly.
And ah, Meanwhile, here between Beckett and Sharapova at Rod Laver Arena, Sharapova stayed alive.
In this set, she's down five to serving up 30 Love, All right, both players at the baseline and the forehand shot from Sharapova has too much on it.
30 15 Now the score.
The Croatian ranked 19th in the world.
Sharapova, unranked Sharapova from Russia, the winner on to the second round and another Quick Tournament update for you.
Fanny has now taken a 4 to 3 lead over Appel Ca in the fifth set and a fault from Sharapova.
She'll try again on the second serf.
All right, both players at the baseline.
And now Sharapova is gonna close.
And a beautiful slice.
Was it in? Yes, it waas right on the line and 40 15.
That is just great tennis right there from Maria Sharapova.
Just perfect placement in a great decision that comes in that they're the cross court slice right on the sideline and she executed that one spot on all right game 10.
4 Sharapova serving from the right side, and that is an ace.
It clipped the line.
But Beckett is going to challenge here.
All right, here we go.
Well, the challenge.
Yes, it was out.
So the challenge pays off for Vic. It's as it was.
Second serve coming here from Maria Sharapova.
First service the net.
They're rather second service that.
Excuse me, that's a double fault.
So now 40 30 and that's their second double fault of the match.
Vestige doesn't have any thus far.
That's the last thing Sharapova can afford to do.
Double folks to get Vek.
It's rather together to give Beckett's the opportunity toe come back in this game, but she won't let her do so.
As that served was in the backhand return from Beckett's hits, The net 5 to 3.
Sharapova not yet letting Beckett's take the first set so that baggage will serve served for the set here for the second time, she was up 5 to 1 at one point.
Sharapova has won the last two games, the sun shining down on Rod Laver Arena.
There is shade well behind each baseline, so here we go down the wreckage, serving for the set up 53 and the first serve is just a tad bit long.
But it looks like Beckett wants toe challenge.
It looked awfully close, and let's see if this was indeed a fault, just no, it was the right call, just barely long.
It was close work. The challenge.
I'd say. Here comes the second serve.
That one's in players at the base line on the forehand, and that one from Maria Sharapova off the Nets somehow spirals over.
And that was one of those shots where it's 50 50 as to whether it's gonna land on your side or the opponent's side that time.
Sharapova, with the lucky shot and that gives her, gives her the lead here.
Love, 15 first serve off the net from Donna Beckett.
And there the second serve powerful forehand return.
And Sharapova, though, misses that shot off the net.
You know, it was a nice original return, and Beckett's now has two challenges remaining.
Sharapova has three, and let's take a quick look over at 15 73 Arena where oh palka and funnier of battling it out in a very competitive.
Fifth set Where fun? Any leads for 23? Ope, Elka serving as they're in a deuce.
Well, so keep live coverage of Rod Laver Arena.
And that's a lucky shot there from a palka as he closes on the net.
And that one went off the net still made its way over for the point advantage.
The American hope Elka, 15 all over at Rod Labor between Beckett and Sharapova, and that forehand return from Sharapova is long.
Point goes to Beckett's now 30 15.
And meanwhile, Finney unable to return that serve from Oh Palka and were not enough at four a piece in the fifth set at 1973 Arena.
Could we be in for 1/5 set tiebreak flick and record like a real possibility at this stage, But we will have to wait and see.
I don't know if we had one yet in the tournament.
I don't think so.
All right over at Rod Laver.
Good rally here and Sharapova delivers on the forehand, giving Beckett JJ no chance to return it.
It is 30 all, all right, back at 15 73 Arena, where the ninth game in the fifth set is underway.
Oh, Palka Closing and fun.
Edie goes down the line on the backhand.
Oh, palka unable to get to it in the fans love in the show.
These two are putting on 15 company.
30 Lovett, Rod Labor, The Sir from Beck itches a fault.
Here comes the second service.
Seems like a lot of the fans at 15 73 Arena are supporting phony sissy.
Boss had an unbelievable ah fan base that yesterday's match, and now we're gonna have a challenge.
And, wow, that cooked the line.
So it was indeed it.
Meanwhile, over and raw the Labor.
It is 30 40 share of poeple with an opportunity to make it a one game set.
And now that shot from a palka is long.
So two very entertaining matchups, both on the men's and women's side of the bracket, and that's an ace right there from phony Make it 40 love.
He's cruising this game back at Rod Laver.
A rally here between Sharapova and Beckett and Sharapova misses the forehand from the baseline, and it's now a deuce all knotted up, all right, funny looking to retake the lead and set five, and he does just that.
The backhand cross toward shot from a polka goes wide right and it's 54 phony with a chance to win this match.
She's one game away from doing so.
We'll see if hope Elka can keep it going shortly.
All right, back to Rod Laver Arena, where where we'll stay for a little while and its advantage.
Vek itch set point for her can see win the set here.
The really difference here of the first set, Maria Sharapova has 13 unforced errors on the forehand, Beckett's only as five.
There's been multiple forehand errors from Sharapova and here comes the serve from Vek Ege.
The return from Sharapova is long and Beckett JJ takes the first set 6 to 3 and we will see if share a publican mount a comeback that first set lasting 36 minutes and more action from the Australian Open coming up after a quick break.
We got great matches on Day two of the tournament first round action, the day session on Tuesday afternoon, down under.
I'll be right back for more, stay tuned all right. Welcome back.
So in the Opelika phony match hope Elka serving up 30 love down 54 in the fifth set.
And that's an ace from Riley.
Love both players taking advantage of their service game, that's for sure.
They pretty much been trading off games here in the final set.
Well, and the first, sir from a palka is wide.
We'll try again here on the second serve opportunity, trying to avoid a double fault.
Chairman's is how long this match is going on in the cross court backhand return from phony wide.
You know, Palka takes the game, were knotted up at five.
This match is going to or this set is going to seven.
It is the fifth set.
Remember at the Australian Open, they do go to a tiebreaker, gets six, although the tiebreak is to 10.
A quick tournament update for you mayor has won the first set against Paul in American 64 tm leads Monory know 3 to 1 in the first set.
Um, and of course, this one knotted up at five a piece in the fifth set.
Other men's first round action Viele Martinez and hatching off tied up for four in the first set, Ludovic leave Agnan two sets to none and steady and pair are just about ready to get their fifth set underway on the woman's side.
Madison Keys winning the first set.
Overcast Akina and Alison Riske in one are all knotted up.
They're currently in the third and decisive set and, as I just mentioned a little while ago package taking care of business in the first set against Sharapova won leading part.
Monty Eh 2 to 1 in the first set and Reebok Kina leading pere for the one in the opening set.
So a lot of matches taking place and beautiful afternoon in Melbourne unlike yesterday.
So all matches on the outer courts are taking place a little bit of a catch up day as well.
But most of those matches that were suspended from yesterday have already concluded.
They got those matches underway at 6:30 p.
m. Eastern time.
No so 30 love phony and he's going to challenge the call here and let's see if he is right.
So the challenge pays off for Fabio.
Phony. Make it 40 love.
He has a chance to take a 65 lead in the fifth set and he does exactly that.
The back and return for lapel CA hits the net and Fabio Phony once again.
One game away from winning the set, he leads 65 Hope Elka serving to try to keep this match going into a tie break.
More action from the Australian Open Coming up in a moment. Stay tuned.
We've got a great one between the American Hope Elka in the Italian phony dough.
All right, so back in the Australian Open at 15 73 arena.
Well, it's not one of the, you know, big time courts at the Australian Open, but the fans that have it's headed this one have been delighted with the treat.
They have received it and reminder still to come at the 2020 Australian Open today, Number one Rafael, an adult in action against Hugo Deli and that will take place at Rod Laver Arena at the conclusion of the Sharapova Vic.
It's match and that returned from phony no Islamo Palka, just like that of 30 love and these two players just I said earlier.
But I I'll say it again.
Um, you know, they are.
They are playing unbelievably when it comes to serving every game that they have served here.
In this set, they have one.
I think that's right.
Every single one.
All right, we got a rally going here.
Both players on the backhand.
Hope Elka, The forehand in the corner.
And now Phony is gonna transition to the forehand.
Down the line goes Ope! Elka! And what a shot! And he gets a big round of applause from the fans in attendance.
40 Love Hope, Elka in the lead.
Wow! Perfect placement.
Really? That's a world class shot as phony was on the other side that winners be coming at 144 kilometers an hour.
I should get my converter out.
Do it that two miles per hour.
And that's an ace.
We're all knotted up at six a piece.
We're heading to 1/5 set tiebreak to determine who moves on to the second round.
So the deciding set format in all four majors, they're all different, which is obviously confusing that the Australian opens a 10 point tiger gets sick, saw the French Open.
There's no tiebreaker at all and women and there's a seven point tie break at 12 all at the U S.
Open. There's also a seven point tiebreak.
But that's six all.
So you know each you got you got to keep track of each opened a ll four majors because they're all different when it comes to the deciding set.
So funny he starts the tie break off serving.
He transitions to the forehand and hope Elka shot is long one nothing funny takes the lead, Ope.
Elka will now serve the next to So the tiebreak is to 10.
Since it is the deciding set.
That's how they do things at the Australian Open.
All the other sets, the tiebreak sto 70.
Gotta win by two and that back one hand back and returned from phony off the Nets of Point to a polka one all here in the tiebreak.
That's a nice turn from a palka closing in on the net.
And phony tried to go down the line of the backhand and they say it's wide phone and he's gonna challenge it Looked awfully close.
I think they got it right, but phone any with a pivotal challenge and was what indeed so to toe one hope, Elka with the lead in the tiebreak now phony serving the next two points it goes.
They switched sides after six points every six points, I should say in that backhand return from a polka cannot make it over to all.
Now, I'm telling you, every time whoever serving your best bet is toe, your best bet is to a guarantee them the point.
Because that's how really this fifth set has gone throughout.
And that's gonna be a let first service.
Three hours, 18 minutes until what spent an incredible first round matchup between these two in the second, sir.
Or rather, the first serve is wide since the he had a let before that.
Now the second service in play Foreign return from Appel.
Cousin now goes backhand, both players playing at the baseline, going cross court.
No Palka, though Mrs the back in there and Sony now retakes the lead 3 to 2.
Ope, Elka serving once again.
All right, so here comes to serve from the American that is in play.
He's gonna close in that with the backhand slice but funny down the line and it's in play 4 to 2.
And that's a pivotal point for for needy in its high break, where the server has gotten every single point up until then and now they will switch sides at four to a palka, still to serve one more point.
This is a pivotal point coming up for Riley, Ope, Elka If he wants toe stay.
The tiebreak is to 10.
So it's not the end of the world if he goes down five to, but it will be a tough task coming back with phony serving the next two points after this.
What's going on? Von Glad to have you here, man.
I hope you're having a good Monday night.
And, yes, some Australian Open first round coverage.
On the first sir from Oh, Palka.
He'll try again here on the second serf and that backhand return from phoning me off on the baseline.
And now Sonny's gonna close in.
The overhead shot will be returned on the fore end, but not even close from hope.
Elka Phony Any with two consecutive points.
While hope Elka was serving, he was down to one.
Now up, five to and phony.
Now controlling the tiebreakers, he'll serve the next two points.
You didn't have school.
Say, yeah, I needed to die. Yep.
Yeah, it's a nice day off.
Nice day off on Martin Luther King Day.
All right, so the first serve off the net from phony and this is pivotal here for a polka.
And that forehand shot from Appel ca is not what he wanted too much on it.
And it's now six to funny and hope.
Elka really seems to be discouraged out there.
The crazy thing about it is, if this was a woman's matchup, Elka would have won a long time ago.
What I mean is that woman's best of three hope.
Elka won the 1st 2 sets, but men's is best of five handphone.
Any looking for three straight sets, and he's so close to doing so as that return from a polka hits the net now seven to the score.
Oh palka serving in any other set.
It would be over at seven to, but since it is the deciding set here, they played a 10 first serve is wide in the second service in play phone anyway, Back to return it, reaching out, gets it in play.
You know, Palka closing and wanna Sean on the backhand from phony.
But it looks like it just barely went wide right.
They do rule it out, phony.
I think he was questioning whether the challenge, it or not, he's gonna pass 73 phoney.
Still up by four.
And it wasn't a bad effort there from Fabio.
Number 12 in the world.
Hope Elka, Unranked American.
And that's a nice serve.
Their bio palka phone.
Any unable to return it? 74 Now the score and phone.
Any serving the next two points? All right, so that's gonna be a nice return, but phony with a nice, powerful forehand shot.
Forcing hope Elka well beyond the baseline.
And he wins the point.
He leads 84 and both players will switch sides once again at 15.
Elka, with some work to do.
This is kind of you got to get this point here because then there could be a little bit of hope if upheld against this point.
Here it goes, 58 And then if he wins the both the service points that it? 78? You know there's still a chance if you lose this point.
The likelihood of him coming back highly unlikely and that forehand shot is long from phony.
But he's going to challenge it.
Let's see, he thinks I was in and it wasn't Wow.
That one was quite obvious.
Under further review from the angle here on TV.
Looked like out was the right call.
But no, that's not the case at all.
9 to 4 match point here for phone any oh Palka serving.
The return on the forehand, though, is long and nine for now.
The score phony.
Now we'll have four more match points, no matter what.
Oh, Palka does 95 1st serve off in it.
I need to keep your head protected this week in school.
Yeah, I get good luck, Von.
I hope nothing goes bad.
Manel, one of forehand return down the line from phone Edie and he caps off a five said victory in quite the fashion.
He was down 203 consecutive sets that he won over the American rally.
Then he avoids what would have been a pretty big upset from Oh Palka he finally woke up after two sets.
He did lose the tie break in that second set, and he kept on grinding.
Almost three and 1/2 hours of tennis played a 15 73 arena in Phony ultimately comes out on top in what was an incredible match between two players who gave it their all.
What's going on, Alex.
Glad to have you here on this Monday night.
So let's take a look at Federer's quarter of the brackets.
Matteo Bertini awaiting the winner of Sandra and true nobility in the second round.
Arrakis will be taking on the American query.
Paella taking on Barrera now phony.
Any will await the winner of the Australian Thompson in **** Lick.
So we will see what that match up.
What? Whoever phoning, he plays what that matchup will have in store for us in the second round.
What's going on? Alex, Glad to have you here.
This has been live commentary.
The Australian Open here on sports caster.
Sorry, just came, Alex, But I have to wrap up the broadcast because of school tomorrow.
I got to get to bed.
Sorry, man, but I'll be on tomorrow night for more Australian Open coverage at 9 p.
So great, if you can stop by then.
If not, no worries.
But sorry I had to end it right when you joined, but have a great night.
Everyone, Thanks so much for joining me.
And they both played yesterday.
Yeah, but they, uh Serena Williams won in straight sets.
Venus Williams lost to a 15 year old cocoa Goff Another American.
So Yeah, thanks out.
So you have a good night as well by von Thanks for stopping by everyone and have a great night.
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