(Sports news, tennis news) The organizers of the Australian Open 2022 said that Novak Djokovic’s absence does not affect the tournament, besides the Grand Slam event taking place in Australia has some other hot developments.
Without Djokovic, the Australian Open 2022 is still successful
The Australian Open 2022 does not have Roger Federer, Serena Williams and also lacks world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic. Due to not being vaccinated against the epidemic, Djokovic was expelled from Australia and lost the right to participate in the first Grand Slam in 2022.
Without Djokovic, the tournament is still successful
And yet, the number 1 Serbian player will be banned from participating in this tournament for another 3 years. The absence of a living legend, a 9-time champion like Djokovic is a great loss for the Australian Open, but the organizers recently gave convincing numbers to prove that “without her, the market is still crowded”.
Tennis Australia is disappointed that Djokovic will not be able to participate in the Australian Open, but they say the parameters of the television audience have not been affected too much.
According to The Age, the clash between Nick Kyrgios / Thanasi Kokkinakis and Ariel Behar / Gonzalo Escobar over the weekend drew a Channel Nine viewership of 280,000 in Melbourne and 197,000 in Sydney.
According to Channel Nine, these are numbers that usually appear only when the top singles players compete. It shows Kyrgios and Kokkinakis creating the same traction as when Ash Barty and Rafa Nadal competed.
Television experts say Djokovic’s scandal may have actually motivated viewers to watch more television than to go to the field to watch live. Although the world No. 1 player in men’s singles is not present, the unit that owns the television rights to the Channel Nine tournament is still reaping success.
36-year-old female tennis player, ranked 115 causes fever at Australian Open 2022
Kaia Kanepi, 36 years old from Estonia is having a commendable journey at the ongoing Grand Slam in Australia. The world number 115 player is in the women’s 8 singles bracket, where there are two respectable seeds, Angelique Kerber and Aryna Sabalenka.
Kanepi (right) beat Sabalenka (red shirt) for the first time to win the Australian Open 2022
Having to face the 16th seed Kerber (Germany) in the first round, the 36-year-old Estonian player won with no difficulty 6-4, 6-3. She then overcame Marie Bouzkova and Maddison Inglis in the next two rounds, before sparking the Australian Open 2022 by knocking out 2nd seed Aryna Sabalenka after 3 breathtaking sets (5-7, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2). 7(10)-6).
Defeating two nasty seeds, thereby winning tickets to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the first time, veteran female tennis player Kanepi is the most interesting surprise of this year’s women’s singles. There will be more earthquakes if Kanepi defeats Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek in the women’s quarterfinals on January 26.
Two female tennis players are almost exhausted from the heat of 33 degrees Celsius
Competing at the Grand Slam in Australia, the players always have to face hot and humid weather. The 4th round women’s singles match between Simona Halep and Alize Cornet, the temperature reached 33 degrees Celsius, causing the two players to face many difficulties.
Halep (left) fell to the ground because of the heat, Cornet (right) found it hard to breathe
In games 7, set 2, the two female tennis players had to go into the shade to rest for a while because they couldn’t stand the heat. Witnessing the scene where Halep sat with his head down, Cornet gasped, the referee did not dare to urge them to continue playing, and the audience gave encouragement to the two players.
The match ended with a victory for Frenchwoman Cornet, this is also the first time the 32-year-old has reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. If she wins against Danielle Collins (USA), Cornet can create an interesting encounter with Kanepi, two female tennis players who caused a stir in the tournament at the age of “hash”.
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