Another good day for Aussies Ash Barty and Daria Gavrilova clash in second round Thanasi Kokkinakis has a tough question against Stefanos Tsitsipas but it was great for him to claim a first round win today achieve

The performance of the day goes to Alexei Popyrin, who survived four match points to beat David Goffin. Alex De Minaur also won in straight sets against Tennys Sandgren, while Rafael Nadal survived his match unscathed

Hey, that was a really good first sentence The second sentence that you made a little difficult for yourself, wasn’t it?

Yes it did, right? It was a bit tight for my liking, but I fought my way out. The crowd didn’t want a third set so yeah

It is of course great when people are back in the stands and every single one of them cheers you on

It was great I was surprised by this atmosphere to be honest I didn’t know what to expect but I’m very (CROWD CALLING OUT) I’m very impressed I didn’t think so many people would come and would watch me

You played a little too much before the game, waiting for the boys to finish. You walked around like a cat on a hot tin roof. Hard to wait?

Yeah, I’d rather be first It’s been a long day I wake up very early so I was up around 7am and said, “Oh god, I have to get up” – What is it, midnight? 11:30 a.m.? Yes, last night I was in bed at 11:30 am thinking, “I have to play this time tomorrow night”I would almost wear my pajamas

I made my bracelets I have an Instagram page for it It’s called â ???? Let us ???? Yeah I plan to get involved like a charity so, yeah, long story, long story

The other good part of the bracelets helped one of your comrades across the line today

â ???? Really controlled, really measured by how she played the match tonight, and I was really impressed with her mentality, too

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Casey Dellaqua says it is important that Daria Gavrilova find the mental ability to end this match

“When you’re in a moment like the game where you’re 6-1, 5-3, this is where the mentality and the way you approach the rest of this set comes into play”???? Says Dellaqua

â ???? Just let out more energy and focus again on how you scored points, how you scored points, how you scored points to get yourself a forehand that you did so well, don’t panicâ ????

Meanwhile, Sorribes Tormo now has two break point chances thanks to more casual mistakes from Gavrilova

And after another brilliant rally, in which Gavrilova Sorribes beats Tormo, the Spaniard’s tweener does not come through the net two

The Aussie may contract as the game ends for them, but Sorribes Tormo is doing a good job of keeping this game alive and attacking where possible

Again Gavrilova gets aggressive and presses against the net, and Sorribes Tormo’s backhand hits the net 30-15

The final point is a brilliant rally where both players land punches that could have won the point, but Gavrilova goes long with an offensive forehand

The first point is a beauty, both players on the net, with Sorribes Tormo getting the points that will be in the highlights package

Both players exchange blows at the next rally, but Sorribes Tormo approaches the net and Gavrilova fails to keep the ball in play 15-30

And Sorribes Tormo breaks back after Gavrilova hits a forehand into the net. It’s back to serve at 5-4

While we are in this second set argument, I thought I’d give you the order of play for tomorrow’s second round single games

On Rod Laver, Serena Williams will play against Nina Stojanovic from 1 p.m. This match will be followed by Novak Djokovic and Frances Tiafoe. Namoi Osaka will play against Caroline Garcia at night, followed by Alexander Zverev and Maxime Cressy

Grigor Dimitrov will face the Australian wildcard Alex Bolt at night after Simona Halep faces the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic

Stan Warwinka, Petra Kvitova and Dominic Thiem also have games in the second round tomorrow, while Bernard Tomic faces a difficult task against Denis Shapovalov

Just like Sorribes Tormo’s last service game, Daria Gavrilova made a double mistake to give her opponent the break

A tremendous moment in this match; Daria Gavrilova took the first break of the second set

Again she goes into the net to put pressure on her opponent Sara Sorribes Tormo

The Aussie was unable to use two break point opportunities but a double fault gave her the break. She leads 3-1 in the second set

Gavrilova, Daria Gavrilova, Sorribes Tormo

World news – AU – Australian Open 2021, day two, how it happened: Daria Gavrilova, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Ash Barty in the second round

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