Australian Open – Day 7
Day 7 and the end of week 1 did not disappoint. Many great matches were played today and many picks were lost today. The main pick that lost today was the third seeded Thiem who struggled today physically and was beaten by Dimitrov. Serena Williams managed to defeat higher seeded Sabalenka in three sets and Osaka managing to scrape past Muguruza also in three sets.
Entering the latter part of the tournament, the difference between coming first and finishing 5th could depend on which picks manage to win the Australian Open. Just a reminder that there is a bonus 10 points for your pick winning the grand slam. The gap at the top closed by a long way as our leader didn’t manage to score any points today. Could the tide be changing… Here is the leaderboard after 7 days of tennis.
What a week of tennis it has been! There has been thrilling 5 setters, many upsets and all in all some great tennis. Here are some fun facts to digest after a fascinating week of tennis. The male that would’ve scored you the most points so far is Dimitrov. He was not picked by anyone and would’ve given your team 27 points. The best player that has been picked has only scored 19. Barty and Williams would’ve scored you the most points in the ladies draw. They have each scored 22 points. No team has lost all their players yet but there are some teams with only 1 player remaining. The teams with the most players remaining are “Team Q” and “TJ Squared”. What will week 2 bring? We will have to find out.
Some notable matches on Day 7
Osaka managing to beat Muguruza after losing the second set – 4-6; 6-4; 7-5
Williams beat Sabalenka in three sets – 6-4; 2-6; 6-4
Halep ,like Osaka, managed to come back from a set down to beat Swiatek. This was a good win because Swiatek beat Halep at last years French Open. Halep won 3-6; 6-1; 6-4
Karatsev beat Auger Aliassime in 5 sets. He has come from qualies and now is in his first grand slam quarter final. An amazing effort from the Russian. He won 3-6; 1-6; 6-3; 6-3; 6-4
Dimitrov beat Thiem in straight sets 6-4; 6-4; 6-0. He came back from a 3-1 deficit in the opening 2 sets.
Djokovic beat Raonic 7-6(4); 4-6; 6-1; 6-4
Some matches to watch out for tomorrow:
Rublev vs Ruud (05:30)
Fognini vs Nadal (06:00)
Tsitsipas vs Berrettini (11:15)
Vekic vs Brady (03:15)
Mertens vs Muchova (09:00)
Barty vs Rogers (10:00)