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Emma Raducanu managed to defeat American Sloane Stephens and book her place in the second round of the Australian Open.
Raducanu cruised to a superb 6-0 2-6 6-1 victory over the 2017 US Open champion and was delighted to have done so.
Fellow Brit Andy Murray was fuming with Australian TV after they opted not to broadcast the 19-year-old’s win.
Angry Andy was also raging at fans during his victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili as he thought they were booing him – only to find out the raucous crowd were re-enacting Man United ace Ronaldo’s ‘Siuu’ goal celebration.
Following his match, Murray said: “I think it’s like ‘Siuu’ or something that Ronaldo does when he scores.
“And, yeah, it was incredibly irritating (smiling). Yeah, I think that’s what they were doing.”
Unfortunately, Liam Broady wasn’t able to join the British in the Aussie Open’s second round after he was dumped out of the competition by Nick Kyrgios who celebrated his victory by drinking a pint from a fan in the crowd.
Kyrgios’ win set up a tantalising second-round contest with Daniil Medvedev and the Aussie native can’t wait to get on court with his rival.
Both Kyrgios and Medvedev were sympathetic to disgraced peer Djokovic’s plight but the deported world No1 is still facing scathing criticism from major figures across the world following his deportation from Australia.
Rome Masters tournament director Sergio Palmieri blasted 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 out of Nadal’s book and just get the vaccine.
And finally, no competition is complete without an upset and the Aussie Open provided one in the opening round with world No24 Leylah Fernandez crashing out of the event to wildcard Maddison Inglis.
World No133 Inglis stunned Fernandez 6-4 6-2 to ease into the next round – leaving fans eagerly anticipating what to expect next in the Open.
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