Rafael Nadal v McKenzie McDonald, Olivia Gadecki v Marta Kostyuk, John Millman v Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas v Rinky Hijikata schedule, draw, tickets, how to watch


So there you will have it. One other lengthy and action-packed day at Melbourne Park has come to an finish.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal being knocked out of the competition as early because the third day delivered a shock, whereas a shrinking pool of Australians have stayed within the combine.

Nadal, affected by a hip harm, was defeated in straight units by unseeded American Mackenzie McDonald.

Regardless of the harm niggling away at his sport after a timeout, Nadal performed on, saying afterwards: “That’s the game … simply attempt your greatest till the top.”

Six Australians have been defeated on Wednesday and joined Rafa in exiting the event, together with John Millman, Rinky Hijikata, Olivia Gadecki, Max Purcell, Aleks Vukic and Jason Kubler.

In the meantime, Thanasi Kokkinakis solely wanted 5 factors and some minutes to win his suspended match towards Italian Fabio Fognini.

Rain continued to delay matches till 5pm on the surface courts.

Additionally on Wednesday, sixth-seeded Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime clawed his manner again to beat 54th-ranked Slovakian Alex Molcan from two units down.

Elsewhere, huge names similar to Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff, Victoria Azarenka, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner all progressed as seeds Daria Kasatkina and Petra Kvitova fell by the wayside.

Showing on courtroom on Thursday: Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis will sq. off towards Scottish star Andy Murray in a second-round conflict on Margaret Court docket from 7pm, whereas Alex de Minaur will play France’s Adrian Mannarino at the same time on John Cain Enviornment.

Kimberly Birrell can also be set to play Linda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic on Kia Enviornment, from 1pm.

Second seed Casper Ruud will tackle American Jenson Brooksby on Rod Laver Enviornment after 12.30pm, Novak Djokovic will return to the centre courtroom to face Frenchman Enzo Couacaud from 7pm and that match will likely be adopted by second seed Ons Jabeur locking horns with Marketa Vondrousova from the Czech Republic.

Doubles matches are additionally set to kick off from Thursday.

With solely an opportunity of a bathe within the morning, the event appears to have put the worst of the rain behind it for now. Temperatures ought to stay delicate on Thursday.

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