Australian Open 2011: Day Two Live Blog, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray In Action
Hey, welcome to the day two live blog of the Australian Open.
It was a great first day with the top Americans Andy Roddick and Venus Williams advancing.
Sam Querrey was dropped, and but what really matters is Grand Slam tennis 2011 is here. So enjoy the coverage!
So after four hours of coverage, there is still A LOT of tennis to go tonight, including fifth seed Andy Murray, who is looking to capture his first Grand Slam. Thanks for following tonight! Sam Blum, signing off!
And Sam Stosur has defeated the 17-year old American, Lauren Davis, 6-1 6-1.
AND MICHAEL RUSSELL HAS WON! Maybe the end of American futility here? It was a great win for him, been a fighter his whole career, great match!
Ebden and Russell are knotted at 9-9 in the tiebreak!
So after seventh seed Jelana Jankovic won the first set 6-0, her opponent Alla Kudryavtseva is now serving for the second set.
Michael Russell is in a fourth set tiebreaker. If he wins the breaker, he has the match.
Wow, so the powerful serving Kevin Anderson is broken twice and is now tied at 5 in the fourth set.
Donald Young quicky ousted by Marin Cilic in straight sets.
Out on court 11, the huge, and when I say huge, I mean really tall, South African, Kevin Anderson is serving to send his match against Blaz Kavcic to a fifth set.
Stosur is up 4-0, and two breaks. Another Australian, Carsten Ball won the first set 6-1 against Pere Riba. Ball is a player to look at this tournament. He is crafty and has a big serve, definitely has the potential to be a dangerous player.
Sam Stosur, who went to the French Open final, is underway on Rod Laver. She is Australian and there is a lot of hype surrounding her chances this tournament.
American, Donald Young is down two sets and a break to Marin Cilic. Young, once considered one of the great US prospects, has really been a disappointment so far in his career. He is still Young though. Get it?
Matthew Ebden is up a break in the fourth set against Michael Russell. He is trying to come back from two sets to none down. This would be a huge win for Michael Russell if he can hold on.
And Radwanska WINS! She finally breaks Krumm and comes back in the final set down two breaks. A great first round match! Krumm is 40 years old.
The look on Radwanska's face was hilarious! She had been hitting the racquet earlier.
WOWWWWWW, on deuce, Angieska Radwanska's Racket broke in two from the handle and flew into the stands. That's a first!
Radwanska is one game away against the 40-year old, Kimiko Date Krumm.
Final results from around the grounds:
Vera Zvonareva def. Sybille Bammer
Rafael Nadal def. Marcos Daniel.
Bernard Tomic def. Jeremy Chardy
Petra Kvitova def. Sally Peers
Anna Chakvatadze def. Olga Govortsova
Shuai Peng def. Kateryna Bondarenko
Iveta Benesova def. Anabel Medina Garrigues
Mikhail Youzhny def. Marsel Ilhan
Feliciano Lopez def. Alejandro Falla
Bojana Jovanovski def. Kai-Chen Chang
Lourdes Dominguez Lingo def. Johanna Larrson
Eduardo Schwank def. Leonardo Mayer
Radwanska breaks back against Date Krumm, 5-5 in the third set. This match is wild!
So Marcos Daniel actually retired from his match with Rafael Nadal. He was down 6-0 5-0. In my opinion, he probably knew he had no shot so he just retired to make it look like his ghastly performance was due to injury.
Fan favorite in the US, Donald Young lost the first set to 15 seed Marin Cilic. Michael Russell dropped the third set to Matthew Ebden, he still leads two sets to one.
AND KRUMM WILL SERVE FOR THE MATCH!
Well Date Krumm's hold on the match has wavered, she is now at 4-4, but has three break points.
Kimiko Date Krumm is actually up two breaks in the third set and seems well on her way to defeating the 12th seeded Radwanska.
Michael Russell is up a break right now in the third set, and Marcos Daneil has a break point to get back even in the second set. Bernard Tomic has won his first round match after winning a third set tiebreak.
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