Fresh from a brilliant victory against Clara Burel on her match, Camila Giorgi withdrawn after a set against Sofia Kenin, at the Yarra Valley Classic, in Melbourne. At the tournament there is Ashleigh Barty's first success of the season, after her return after twelve months out of the Tour.
The number one in the world, who is not affected by the poor match pace, gets rid of Ana Bogdan with a double 6-3 and at least finds a place in the round of 16 in the first tournament of the season. Marie Bouzkova will be waiting for her.
In the Gippsland Trophy, Naomi Osaka, number two in the seeding and last Grand Slam champion, also starts from a victory, leaving just four games on the road in the challenge against Alize Cornet. Basically only the missteps of Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka are part of the lot of surprises.
Beaten respectively (but always in three sets) by Katie Boluter - who will face Osaka - and Kaia Kanepi. Speaking of returns: Nick Kyrgios also needs the third set tie break. The Australian talent, who has not played an official match for eleven months, does not shine against the world number two hundred and nine in the world Muller at the first lacing of shoes.
Given the circumstances, no surprise. Little else happens in the Murray River Open, but the adventure of Gianluca Mager on the other side, in the Great Ocean Road Open, does not go beyond the first round. The blue player steals a set from expert Jordan Thompson, but fails to build success between the second and third sets.
The final 3-6 6-4 6-3 is an example. The successes of Carlos Alcaraz (by retirement) and Sam Querrey should also be recorded.
Through his social media profiles, in particular the Twitter one, Rafael Nadal announced the following message: "Hello everyone, I have decided with Spain and my team not to play my first match today for the ATP Cup.
I am forced to forfeit due to a back problem and I hope to be better for the next race on Thursday. We have a strong team, I wish Pablo Carreno Busta the best."
The number two in the world and Spanish number one tennis player Rafael Nadal has announced through social media that he will not participate in the debut match at the ATP Cup of his nation, the match between numbers one that should have seen him protagonist together with the Australian Alex De Minaur.
Last year Nadal and De Minaur were the protagonists of a great match right here at the ATP Cup where Rafael Nadal won the victory after three hard-fought sets and where Alex De Minaur showed everyone a great part of his talent.
A revolutionized program with regard to the challenge between Spain and Australia with the number two of the respective countries who will now be John Millman and the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta while Roberto Bautista will replace the twenty-time winner of Grand Slam titles and will therefore face De Minaur.