Australian Open LIVE – Today in Australian Open: Matteo Berrettini vs Andy Murray LIVE, Andrey Rublev beat Dominic Thiem: The DAY 2 of Australian Open is in progress. Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini are in action in Men’s Singles currently. Both the players have won the two sets as the contest moves to the decider. Alexander Zverev is also in action against Juan Varillas. Earlier, Aryna Sabalenka, Andrey Rublev have made it to the ROUND-2. Rublev defeated Thiem in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Novak Djokovic will begin his campaign at 2PM. The nine-time Australian Open champion will face Roberto Carballes Baena in his comeback game in the tournament. On the Women’s side, second seed Ons Jabeur will also begin her campaign today. Australian Open LIVE Streaming is available on Sony Sports Network in India: Follow Australian Open 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
Australian Open LIVE: Novak Djokovic to face Roberto Carballes Baena, Ons Jabeur, Casper Ruud, Andy Murray to kickstart Australian Open campaign on Day 2 – Follow Australian Open 2023 LIVE
Important Matches on Day 2
- Andrey Rublev BEAT Dominic Thiem – 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
- Taylor Fritz vs Nikoloz Basilashvili – LIVE in PROGRESS
- Casper Ruud vs Tomas Machac – 2PM
- Matteo Berrettini vs Andy Murray – LIVE in PROGRESS
- Alexander Zverev vs Juan Varillas – 11.30 AM
- Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Carballes Baena – 2.45 PM
- Aryna Sabalenka BEAT Tereza Martincova – 6-1, 6-4
- Leylah Fernandez BEAT Alize Cornet – 7-5, 6-2
- Caroline Garcia vs Katherine Sebov – 6.45 AM
- Ons Jabeur vs Tamara Zidansek – 1.30 PM
Andrey Rublev training today at Melbourne park pic.twitter.com/gyAMFofxd1
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Andrey Rublev vs Dominic Thiem
Ninth seed Andrey Rublev faces former US Open champion Dominic Thiem in a blockbuster clash in the first round. Rublev is the fifth seed in the tournament and is one of the contenders for the title. Thiem, meanwhile is a wildcard entrant.
Thiem won the US Open title in 2021 but missed majority of the last season owing to a injury on his right hand. He has slipped down to 99th spot in the rankings. The Austrian is looking to climb his way back up the ladder in the rankings.
Both the players have faced each other six times so far. Rublev leads the head-to-head record 4-2. He has infact won his last fours successive matches against Thiem. They last met at the Gijon Open Semifinals in 2022.
Casper Ruud vs Tomas Machac
Casper Ruud missed last year’s Australian Open due to an injury. He however makes his appearance in the tournament this year as the second seed. The World No.3 will begin his campaign by facing Tomas Machac. The 24-year old is entering into this contest after losing to Laslo Djere in a three-setter in the second round at ASB Classic.
Meanwhile, Tomas Machac made his way into the main draw after playing the qualifiers. He defeated Oscar Otte and Kwon-Soon Wook to make it to the first round. He will have a big challenge in the form of Ruud in the upcoming contest.
Andy Murray vs Matteo Berrettini
One of the biggest clashes in the first round of the tournament will be the match between Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini. Both the players recently met in the third round of the US Open just a few months ago.
Murray, a five-time finalist at the Australian Open enters the tournament this year as an unseeded player. He is currently ranked 49th in the ATP Rankings. Meanwhile, Berrettini is the 13th seed in this edition. Both the players are placed in the final quarter of the draws. The World No.14 Berrettini was a semifinalist at the Australian Open last year. He also leads the head-to-head record against Murray 3-1.
Novak Djokovic vs Roberto Carballes Baena
All eyes will be on Djokovic as he makes his return to the Australian Open after 2021. He faces Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round and is one of the favourites to win the title. He is in terrific run of form as just ahead of the tournament, he won the Adelaide International title.
Caroline Garcia vs Katherine Sebov
After a terrific season last year, Caroline Garcia enters the Australian Open as the fourth seed. She will begin her campaign at Melbourne by facing Katerine Sebov in the first round. Garcia managed to reach the semifinals at the US Open last year and aims to replicate a similar show at the Melbourne major this year.
Meanwhile, Katherine Sebov is ranked 119th in the world. She managed to make it to the main draw after winning the matches in qualifier. She defeated a higher-ranked opponent in Linda Noskova and the Canadian has shown promise. It will however be a different challenge altogether against Garcia in the upcoming contest.
Ons Jabeur vs Tamara Zidansek
Ons Jabeur is aiming to lift her maiden Grand Slam title. She is one of the contenders for the title as she enters the tournament as the second seed. Jabeur reached the final at Wimbledon and US Open last year. The 28-year old recently finished in the semifinal at Adelaide International.
Tamara Zidansek meanwhile is ranked 88th in the world. She is not at her best of form and enter the contest against Jabeur as the underdog. Zidansek started 2023 with a first round exit at the Adelaide International and Hobart International.
How to Watch 2023 Australian Open Live in India?
Indian tennis fans can watch the Australian Open live streaming on the official SonyLIV app along with at least two English TV channels on the Sony-SPORTS network.
The live streaming of the Australian Open 2023 will be available on SonyLIV app in India.