Federer opens Australian title defence as Murray hobbles into action
14 January, 2019, 15:23 | Author: Suzanne Horton
Reilly Opelka, ranked just 97th, earned his first victory in a main-draw match at a major by edging Isner in four tiebreakers 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) on Monday in the first round at Melbourne Park.
Nadal was clinical, sending Duckworth packing with a 6-4 6-3 7-5 victory at Rod Laver Area as he shrugged off fitness concerns on the first day of the Australian Open.
The 21-year-old Opelka, an inch taller than the 6ft-10in Isner (2.08m), broke the ninth seed's ideal 9-0 winning record against Americans at the Grand Slams in a match featuring 87 aces.
The 17-time major victor hasn't played since retiring from his semifinal at the U.S. Open because of a knee injury, and then had surgery on his right ankle in November.
Fifth seeded Sloane Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion who struggled in her warm-up tournaments in Brisbane and Sydney, got back to business with an easy two-set win against fellow American Taylor Townsend.
"Not easy to come back after a lot of months of competition, especially against a player playing super aggressive every shot", Nadal said.
"And, you know, trust that that's going to pay dividends for me in the future". "It's very special to be back". He returned the favor quickly, though, to seal his spot in the second round. The new rule was introduced to ensure matches don't get too lengthy - previously the third set in women's matches and the fifth set in men's matches at the Australian Open had to be decided by a two-game advantage.
The bodyguard's name wasn't identified, yet insiders claimed that she is leaving the police force entirely. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly did not attend Kate Middleton's birthday lunch last weekend.
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A holding midfielder would be a priority for Guardiola because City now have no natural replacement for Fernandinho. He said: "I'm not talking about the case of the Ajax player because he is an Ajax player.
Temperatures this morning are sticking in the mid to lower 30s and highs this afternoon won't really increase from there either. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for counties along and south of Interstates-88 and 290 until 3 a.m.
But with that war winding down, Israeli security officials fear Hezbollah is refocusing its attention on Israel. The powerful Shiite Hezbollah group, which acts independently in Lebanon, has yet to comment on the tunnels.
Officers who responded to the scene administered six doses of the opioid antidote naloxone in the hopes of reviving the victims. A dozen people were taken out of the house Saturday morning and brought to hospitals, the Enterprise-Record reported .
At least one airport planned to close a concourse as absences rose among security screeners who haven't received their wages. Representative Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, has also suggested using that money or other discretionary fees.
Eight killed as Boeing cargo plane crashes in Iran
Iran's air force said in a statement that the fate of the crew, including their possible "martyrdom", is under investigation. Iranian media said the crew of the flight included anywhere from eight to 16 people, with seven bodies already recovered.