The 2017 Australian Open is a tennis tournament that is taking place at Melbourne Park between 16–29 January 2017. It is the 105th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam tournament of the year. The race for the 2017 Australian Open in both the men’s and women’ s is now wide open. So, let’s get down to the highlights of Australian Open 2017: Men’s single Vs Women’s Single.
Australian Open 2017: Men’s single Vs Women’s Single Highlights
Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber were the defending champions and both were unsuccessful to defend their titles; they lost to Denis Istomin and Coco Vandeweghe in the second and fourth rounds, respectively. For the first time in the Australian Open, it has happened that both No.1 Seeds lost before the Quarterfinals.
The 2017 Australian Open has been full of surprises so far. The World No 1’s Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber exit before even reaching the Quarterfinals.
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer Vs Kei Nishikori
Roger Federer continued his remarkable return from injury by seeing off Kei Nishikori in five sets to reach his 13th Australian Open quarter-final. The 35-year-old beat fifth seed Nishikori 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-1 4-6 6-3 to keep alive his hopes of an 18th Grand Slam and fifth Australian Open title.
Roger Federer was playing good, aggressive tennis again, says Kei Nishikori. Nishikori, 27, held on under huge pressure and forced a decider. However, it was Federer who proved the stronger, racing into a 3-0 lead and closing it out – to the delight of most of those on Rod Laver Arena. In addition, Federer played just seven events in 2016 after injuring his knee the day after his Australian Open semi-final and having arthroscopic knee surgery. But the departure of first Djokovic and then Murray has thrown the draw wide open.
Australian Open 2017: Players to look forward to
Serena Williams battled into her 11th Australian Open quarter-final on Monday. Furthermore, she joined her sister Venus in her unrelenting quest for a record Grand Slam title. Serena Williams and Johanna Konta power their way to quarterfinal clash. Six-time champion Serena Williams and former winner Rafael Nadal both reached the Australian Open third round with straight-sets victories on Thursday.
Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Nadal will face promising teenager Alexander Zverev in the next round after the German beat 18-year-old American Frances Tiafoe 6-2 6-3 6-4. Other women vying for the last eight include Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. She plays American qualifier Jennifer Brady, while fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova is up against local hope Daria Gavrilova in a night match.
Nadal takes on flamboyant sixth seed Gael Monfils. Getting past Monfils would potentially set Nadal up with a semi-final against Canadian third seed Milos Raonic, who takes on Spain’s Roberto Agut Bautista on Hisense Arena. Elsewhere, giant-killer Denis Istomin, who ousted Djokovic, bids to extend his memorable tournament against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov. Austrian eighth seed Dominic Thiem plays Belgium’s, David Goffin.