Very nearly Henri Laaksonen fails in the 2. Round of the Australian Open to its mammoth task and Alex de Minaur (ATP 29). He’s coming – thanks to his Australian opponent to the kiss on the Hand of a night session at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne. And delivers the Match of his life.

About five sentences, and 3:52 hours-the longest Match of the day, Laaksonen de Minaur beaten. The large stage seems to be the Swiss-to paralyze the Finnish dual citizen first.

He device 0:2 sets behind, everything points to a quick From. But Laaksonen suddenly shows incredible punches and dominated the Match. A Deep 3. Set of 4:1 to 4:4 can’t do anything to him. In the Tiebreak Laaksonen repels even a match ball and comes with a strong ball switch.

The geek grabs the third passage and the fourth set. It goes in the Five-set Thriller, where Laaksonen a 0:2 behind again can compensate for. The decisive Break conquered De Minaur 5:3 and served then the Match home. As a reward, favorite, Rafa Nadal is now in the 3. Round on de Minaur.

in Spite of the pain Out of the Australian Open for Laaksonen are a success. He makes it through qualifying and win the first Match in a Grand Slam main tableau. In the ATP rankings, he will improve from 166 to space 141.

Laaksonen says after the Match,

“I had a lot of Fun in this atmosphere, and I play it very enjoyed in front of so many people. In Tennis, the margins are so small, it could have been on both sides tilt. I really wanted to win, and I played my best Match at the tournament. But the opponent was also very good, probably a tad bit better. The bottom line is, I can be sure to be pleased with me. I currently play better than last year, where I regularly lost against Top-300 or a-400 player. It shows me that I do in Training a lot of things right. But, of course, a lot of work ahead of me. It is important that I stay healthy to reach my goal. I want to return to the Top 100!”

Bencic in the emotional roller coaster

It is a crazy game with contrasts, the Fans to get to the next court 20 of the Australian Open. Belinda Bencic (21) in the black clothing against the white-clad Yulia Putintseva a rollercoaster of emotions. At the end of the Ostschweizerin by after nearly three hours with 7:5, 4:6 and 6:2.

In all the sets, Bencic is a Break in the back, but it can create the connection and the game turn. With a Winner, Belinda concludes the first set to 4:5 behind to 7:5. She is the more active player will win significantly more points (47) than your opponent (41).

Then the thread breaks with the world number 49. Bencic acts when the score was 0:4 at a loss, nothing indicates a gasp. But suddenly, she finds the Occurs and can compensate for 4:4.

The psycho-sport, Tennis, lives up to its reputation but all the glory. Instead, you must Bencic corners actually have a Break once and offers so Putintseva a Chance to pitch, and what these exploits.

Six Games in the series to victory

in the deciding set Bencic gets off to a false start and 0:2 is a quickly in the back. But the 21-Year-old bounces back and shows a great Moral. The topfitte Bencic delivers a flawless performance and grab six Games in a row for the 6:2. Top!

Thus it stands in the 3. Round. Next opponent Bencics the Czech Petra Kvitova, the world number 8. In the Head-to-Head Kvitova leads Victories with a 2:0.

“the atmosphere was very emotional,”

The initial balance, the Blinda pulls, laughing: “A typical women’s match, I’d say….” Fortunately, she said, and not the male Interviewer! He had been exhausting, mentally and physically. “I decided to fight to the Last – and I did. I moved well, I never felt at the border. The worst I felt after the first sentence – as I would have to overcome something. But then we went back uphill.”

and also the mood was one of two players. Belinda nods. “The atmosphere was very emotional. There are so many Swiss were there for me, they were loud. What a Drama!” After her second-round victory Bencics mood is, of course, continued in high spirits. The wool you can now enjoy something before you makes the morning thinking about their next opponent.

Kvitova won last week in Sydney. “It’s a total other Match to come to me. I’m going to have to Run. But Kvitova currently has a Mega-run, it is very hard for me.”

Belinda was pleased but extremely, that you can play thanks to the two-time Wimbledon champion on Friday, maybe on a big square. “Then I’m going to completely loose out, as I had nothing to lose!” (rib/C. K.)

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