2015 Australian Open - 2nd Round Results
The 2nd Round of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament held few surprises thus far. The players one would expect to move on at this point have done so. This does not mean that the transition to the 3rd Round was easy for everyone. Let's examine some of the 2nd Round Results:
Rafael Nadal and Tim Smyczek
This contest took over 4 hours to complete. Rafael Nadal wound up defeating the 112th ranked Tim Smyczek, but the road to victory was not paved with gold. Smyczek, who has yet to defeat a top ten ranked player, made Nadal work hard to move on. Nadal won 6-2, 3-6, 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-5 after suffering a bout of dizziness and nausea. Both players had high praise for each other when the contest ended. This is Nadal's first major since Wimbledon last year mainly due to appendix surgery and a lingering wrist injury.
Andy Murray and Marinko Matosevic
Andy Murray had no trouble eliminating Marinko Matosevic 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. This did not set well with Aussie fans who were rooting for the home favourite Matosevic to win.
Roger Federer and Simone Botelli
Roger Federer swept by Simone Bolelli 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 after dropping the first match. Federer is tied with Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi with 4 Australian Open Titles. He is hoping for #5.
Novak Djokovic and Andrey Kuznetsov
Novak Djokovic is the #1 male tennis player in the world. He breezed into the 2nd Round and will face Andrey Kuznetsov on Thursday. Djokovic is also seeking his 5th Australian Open Crown.
Other 2nd Round Results
Grigor Dimitrov defeated Lukas Lacko
Tomas Berdych beat Jurgen Melzer
The 2015 Australian Open is far from over. It is nearly a sure bet that Djokovic and Federer will wind up in the thick of things before all is said and done. Nadal or Murray could certainly surprise as well. Don't rule out a fresh face in the finals. Until we meet again may your betting be better and remember to always be a good sport.