Djokovic gets Knocked Out
Novak Djokovic has been eliminated out of the Australian Open. Before this, an elbow injury had kept him out of action for the six months building towards the tournament. The injury seemed to come back in Melbourne today during the game and resulted in his crashing out.
Djokovic fought back after being 4-0 in the first set against the unseeded Chung Hyeon. The game was a four-round match which Djokovic lost only in the tie-break. After the end of tie-breaker, he had treatment on his right elbow.
Roger Federer makes it into quarters for the 14th Time
Chun will now be facing Tennys Sandgren in the quarter-final match. Tennys Sandgren went through to the quarter-finals after he upset the fifth seed Dominic Thiem in an intense game of five sets.
Previously, Roger Federer made a record of being the oldest man since Ken Rosewall in 1977 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.
Earlier in the day, Roger Federer, who is the defending champion of the men’s title, had it easy against the 80th-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics. Federer comfortably won the match by 6-4 7-6 (3) 6-2.
Though there was some surprise, Thiem lost in five sets to the American Sandgren. In a very instance contest, Sandgren ranked 97th in the world, who was also playing in the main draw of the tournament for the first time came out to win the match by 6–2, 4–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–3.
The 26-year-old Sandgren said, “I don’t know if this is a dream or not. Thiem played some really, really good tennis. I knew I had to take my chances, he’s a heck of a player.”
The young American player was absolutely ecstatic as he continued by saying, “This is my fifth Australian Open and I’ve lost in the quallies every year except this one – now I’m in the quarter-final.”
Before Sandgren reached his first quarter-final, Federer had made to the quarterfinals of Australian Open for the 14th time now. The veteran was even seen giggling at one point towards the end of the second set when he mis-hit a forehand high into the air, then defended three consecutive Fucsovics smashes to eventually win the fascinating rally.