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Emma Raducanu defeated Sloane Stephens of the US and took a place in the second round of the Australian Open.
Raducanu took a stunning 6-0 2-6 6-1 win over the 2017 US Open champion and was delighted to do so.
Brit’s colleague Andy Murray was furious with Australian television after they chose not to broadcast the 19-year-old’s victory.
Angry Andy also raged at fans during his win over Nikoloz Basilashvili when he thought they were booing him – only to discover the passionate crowd was reenacting the goal celebration’ Man United’s Siuu’ before Ronaldo.
After his game, Murray said: “I think it’s like ‘Siuu’ or something that Ronaldo does when he scores.
“And, yes, it was extremely annoying (laughs). Yeah, I think that’s what they’re doing. “
Unfortunately, Liam Broady was unable to attend the second round of the Aussie Open with the Briton after he was knocked out of the competition by Nick Kyrgios, who celebrated his win by drinking a pint from a fan during crowd.
Kyrgios’ win set up an intriguing second-round contest with Daniil Medvedev and the Australian-born couldn’t wait to take the field against his opponent.
Both Kyrgios and Medvedev sympathize with the plight of Djokovic, whose disgraced counterpart but the expelled world No. 1 is still facing stiff criticism from major world figures after when he was deported from Australia.
Rome Masters director Sergio Palmieri has criticized Djokovic for not being a role model like Federer and Nadal.
And a Spanish government official urged the 34-year-old to take a leaf from Nadal’s book and simply get vaccinated.
And in the end, no contest is complete without irritation and the Aussie Open provided an opening round match with world number 24 Leylah Fernandez knocked out of the event ahead of Maddison Inglis.
World No.133 Inglis beat Fernandez 6-4 6-2 to ease into the next round – leaving fans eagerly anticipating what will happen next at the Open.
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