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Y.Hanfmann

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Barty storms past Bronzetti in 52 minutes to reach third round

Ash Barty is into the third round of the Australian Open for the sixth time of her career with a convincing 6-1 6-1 win over Lucia Bronzetti on Rod Laver Arena.

The home favourite took just 52 minutes to beat the Italian qualifier and will now face No 30 seed Camila Giorgi in the third round as the Australian bids to win the Melbourne Slam for the first time.

Barty expects Giorgi to be a tough test and says she will look to play with variety against her Italian opponent.

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“She’s an incredible ball striker,” the 25-year-old said. “One of the most athletic girls out here and he is not afraid to stay on the baseline and put you under some time pressure from that first strike.

“I’ll have to have my running shoes on, I’m sure I’ll get the slice backhand out a bit to bring in some variation and we’ll see how it goes.”

The world number one took the first set in only 26 minutes as she dominated against the world No 142 who beat Varvara Gracheva in three sets to reach the second round. Barty hit 11 winners and converted six of the seven points she took on at the net.

Bronzetti’s resistance was broken early in the second set as the Italian double faulted at 1-1 to hand Barty a crucial break after only 11 minutes. Barty went a double break up six minutes later and never looked back after that.

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'Very happy' Badosa reaches third round for the first time after cruising past Trevisan

Paula Badosa cruises into the third round of the Australian Open after producing a comfortable 6-0 6-3 win over Martina Trevisan on Rod Laver Arena.

Badosa is yet to drop a set at this year’s Australian Open and the 24-year-old had no trouble in brushing aside Trevisan in 73 minutes to reach the third round for the first time of her career.

The world No 6 is delighted to be into the third round and says beating world number one Ash Barty at the Charleston Open in April last year was a turning point in her upturn in form.

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“I’m very happy,” Badosa said afterwards.

“Martina is a fighter, she has a really nice story and I really respect players like her. I knew she would fight until the end so I had to stay in every point and I’m really happy I got the win.

“I think I worked very hard last year and there was a key moment. I’m sorry the name I’m going to say right now but beating Ash Barty, the best player in the world, for me was amazing.

“After that moment I thought everything was possible and that I could beat any player.”

Trevisan, who knocked out Nao Hibino in straight sets in the first round in her third main draw appearance, produced seven unforced errors in the opening three games and the Spaniard went a double break up in 17 minutes.

Trevisan struggled on her first serve and Badosa was gifted her third break in the opening set as the Italian double faulted. Badosa sealed the bagel on her serve when Trevisan lashed a wild forehand wide.

Into the second set and is looked like Badosa would break against the qualifier in the opening game, but the Italian rescued four break points.

Trevisan clung on until Badosa broke again at 2-2 and it did not take long for the No 8 seed to seal the victory, winning the tie on the Italian’s serve.

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Ronaldo's 'siuu' baffles Murray, rivals on 'extreme' Kyrgios, Dimitrov eyes silver screen – AO Diary

‘Murray playing Challengers was amazing’

Former world No.1 Andy Murray enjoyed a full circle moment on Tuesday when he battled past No.21 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in five gruelling sets, on the very same court where he was thrown a retirement party two years ago.

Ahead of the start of his 2019 Australian Open, a tearful Murray told reporters he was on the brink of retirement as he continued to experience severe pain in his troublesome hip. Murray lost his opener that year in five sets against Roberto Bautista Agut and many assumed that was the last time we were going to see the Scot on a tennis court; so much so that the Australian Open played a video on the big screen of John Cain Arena with players paying tribute to him and bidding him farewell.

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Murray changed his mind, underwent hip resurfacing surgery and has since returned to the tour, looking to march back up the rankings.

His victory over Basilashvili on Tuesday – his first at Melbourne Park since 2017 – takes the Brit to the edge of the top 100, and his next opponent, Japan’s Taro Daniel admits he’s in awe of what Murray has endured to keep his career alive.

“It’s always crazy to imagine what a person who’s gone through that heavy of an injury has to go through mentally; how much are you going to keep damaging your body? That’s the question I’ve asked myself,” Daniel told Eurosport, after claiming his first Grand Slam victory in two years on Tuesday.

“But it’s amazing because you can see how much passion he has for the game and how and how much he’s willing to go through to just keep playing. And he doesn’t seem to care if he’s not top 10 or top 100 or whatever.

“He was playing Challengers last year, which was amazing, I thought that was crazy; a lot of respect for that. I’m playing him day after tomorrow, so not too much respect, I’m going to prepare for the match as if he was anybody else and see how it goes. I hope he’s a little tired after this five-setter.”

Ronaldo’s ‘siuu’ celebration wreaks havoc at Melbourne Park

Fans camped out at John Cain Arena created a “zoo” of an atmosphere as Nick Kyrgios put it, chanting Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous ‘siuu’ celebration, which sounded like booing throughout the entirety of Murray’s match as well as Kyrgios’ victory over Liam Broady.

Players and TV viewers alike, thought the crowd was booing instead of cheering and Murray could barely get through his on-court interview before saying: “Painful stuff those guys.”

Later in his press conference, the Brit said: “Initially, I thought it was – because there were some people booing during my practice yesterday. I have no idea what for. Yeah, so originally that’s what I thought it was.

“But then yeah after a few times it was like, ‘No, they’re doing that, I think it’s like “siuu” or something that Ronaldo does when he scores. And, yeah, it was incredibly irritating,” he added with a smile.

Kyrgios rewarded the boisterous crowd by doing the Ronaldo celebration on court following his straight-sets triumph and later clarified to journalists the spectators were indeed not booing either player n court.

“I can’t believe they did it so much. They were doing some Ronaldo thing. Ronaldo does it every time he scores. I thought they were going to do it for like 10 minutes. They did it for two-and-a-half hours, like every point. I don’t know why. It was a zoo out there,” said the Australian.

‘He makes you feel stupid with the shots he hits’

British qualifier Broady attempted to describe what it was like to endure the circus that took over John Cain Arena during his loss to Kyrgios.

The affable lefty, who also thought he was being booed, had to take on the crowd as well as Kyrgios’ showmanship on his Australian Open main draw debut and confessed it was all tough to handle.

“Everyone is telling me, like, ‘Oh you’ll really enjoy it. It’s going to be amazing’. But I thought it was absolutely awful,” said Broady.

“I obviously wanted to go out there and win, so, I mean, losing matches in general isn’t enjoyable.

“The atmosphere was incredible, but it was, it’s the first time I’ve ever walked onto a tennis court and been booed, which was, which for me was a crazy experience.

“You get sledged from the sides like you can’t believe that they don’t pick up on TV. So it was a very, very difficult atmosphere to try and handle.”

Highlights: Nick Kyrgios showboats his way to win over Liam Broady

Broady at the start felt like he was going to hit back at the crowd but he contained himself in an effort to focus on the match.

“At the end of the day, as tennis players we’re entertainers, and as long as the crowd are enjoying it I think we’re doing our job,” he concluded.

Kyrgios put on a full show, underhand tweener serves included, before walking away from the court with a 6-4 6-4 6-3 win. Asked if he ever felt Kyrgios had crossed the line, Broady shared an interesting perspective.

“Someone said to me before the match, ‘Are you ready for the disrespect out there?’ Because sometimes he makes you feel stupid with the shots he hits, with the underarm serves through the legs and the little lobs and the dinks and then the big hits, and sometimes you feel like a bit of a club player out there. That’s what he does,” explained Broady.

“That’s one of his biggest weapons. I think if you told Nick to stop all of that showmanship and all the stuff that he does it would take away a big strength of his game. So, I mean, yeah, I am all for it, to be honest, even when it’s against me.”

Medvedev on Kyrgios: Even if they hate him, they love to watch him

World No.2 Daniil Medvedev is bracing himself for The Nick Kyrgios Show in the second round and the Russian weighed in on the complexity of his next opponent’s character, and how he has almost become like the ultimate player you love to hate.

“He’s definitely a character,” said the US Open champion on Tuesday.

“I think probably like almost everybody in the world, there are some things I adore in what he does and some things I don’t like. I’m not gonna tell what exactly, but as you say, you know, he’s kind of going to extreme almost all the time he’s on court. That’s why people love to watch him. Even if they hate him, they love to watch him, and that’s his strengths.

“Yeah, so as I say, not talking about my attitude to him, I think he’s a great guy out of the court. On court, some things I like, some things I don’t. But, yeah, I can say this probably about many players on tour.”

‘Prince Grigor’, anyone?

Grigor Dimitrov is a close friend of Venus and Serena Williams and revealed he had seen early sneak peeks of the Will Smith movie ‘King Richard’, which retells the story of the sisters’ father Richard Williams, and how he helped them become the superstars they are today.

Dimitrov was so intrigued by the entire production process that he himself hopes to one day have a film or documentary about his own life story.

“I wanted to watch it actually with them. But we’ll get the chance I think very soon hopefully when I head out to the States.

“From what I’ve seen, I think a lot of cool scenes, and I know obviously quite a few stories behind. It’s pretty amazing.

“I’ve always admired when somebody does something like this, but I think also the timing is just perfect to do it, in a way, how the whole idea came about and why they did it and so on.

“What all of them have been able to do, including her other sisters, I think the whole family is honestly pretty amazing. I for one would love to do something like that one day, whether it’s a documentary or a movie or whatever it is, but I would be very happy to try to do something similar.”

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria plays a backhand during a practice session ahead of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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Upset of the day

Australian world No.133 Maddison Inglis picked up the first Grand Slam match-win of her career with a 6-4 6-2 dismissal of US Open runner-up and No.23 seed Leylah Fernandez.

In an all-Lululemon-sponsored showdown, Inglis justified the wildcard she was given into the Australian Open main draw by dominating her Canadian opponent to set up a second round against American qualifier Hailey Baptiste.

“I was talking to mum yesterday. We started tennis just as a bonding thing with my mum and I. She said the other day, she was like, I’m so proud of you that you’re playing in the Australian Open. It’s amazing,” said the 24-year-old from Perth, who notched her first victory at a major on her fifth appearance.

“I think sometimes you just have to look back and think of the journey and you are at one of the biggest tournaments in the world. It’s pretty special.”

Marathon of the day

In a four-hour 10-minute battle, Maxime Cressy struck 31 aces and 20 double faults en route to a 7-6(2) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-7(4) 6-4 triumph over fellow American John Isner.

The 70th-ranked Cressy, who fired 92 winners throughout the match, backed up his surprise run to the Melbourne 250 final earlier this month by upsetting the No.22 seeded Isner. The serve-and-volleyer next takes on Czech qualifier Tomas Machac.

Stats of the day

– Emma Raducanu’s 6-0 2-6 6-1 victory over Sloane Stephens was the reigning US Open champion’s first ever three-set match contested at a Grand Slam.

– Nick Kyrgios put together a serving masterclass against Liam Broady. The Australian landed 81 percent of his first serves in, won 81 percent of the points behind his first serve and 79 percent of the points behind his second serve. He fired 21 aces, averaged 205 kmph speed on his first serve and 180kmph on his second. As Broady put it succinctly, “Nick’s serve is pretty effing good’.

– Garbine Muguruza improved her undefeated record in Australian Open first rounds to 10-0, thanks to her 6-3 6-4 victory over French youngster Clara Burel on Tuesday.

– In the three matches she has played so far in 2022, Aryna Sabalenka has hit a combined 51 double faults, including the 12 she struck against Storm Sanders on Tuesday en route to the Australian Open second round.

– Another day, another Kaia Kanepi upset in the early stages of a Grand Slam. The Estonian world No.115 sent three-time major champion and No.16 seed Angelique Kerber packing 6-4 6-3 on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is now 14-22 against seeds in the opening two rounds of a major, with seven of those wins coming against top-16 seeds.

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'Even if they hate him, they love to watch him' – Medvedev discusses 'character' Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios will always attract a bumper crowd. Tennis fans know every match involving the Australian will have drama, excitement and fireworks – but not necessarily just when the ball is in play.

Playing in front of a home crowd in Melbourne, the fiery 26-year-old is in his element at the Australian Open, with the tournament’s leading seed in his sights next.

A straight sets win over Britain’s Liam Broady in the first round means a clash with Daniil Medvedev is up next for Kyrgios, with the pair meeting on Thursday.

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The Russian knows the personality of his opponent splits opinion, and he’s among those who struggle to understand Kyrgios at times.

“He’s definitely a character and you know, I think probably like almost everybody in the world, there are some things I adore in what he does and some things I don’t like”, Medvedev said when looking ahead to their match.

Highlights: Nick Kyrgios showboats his way to win over Liam Broady

He wouldn’t go into too many details about what frustrates him about the Australian, not wanting to give Kyrgios any psychological advantage.

Medvedev went on to say, “he’s kind of going to extreme all the time when he’s on court, that’s why people love to watch him.”

Even if they hate him, they love to watch him and that’s his strengths.

“As I say, I’m not talking about my attitude to him. I think he’s a great guy out of the court. On court, some things I like, some things I don’t. I can say this about many players on tour”, he said.

Medvedev enjoyed a straight sets win over Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen in the first round, and despite being number two seed going into the tournament, he’s now the top-ranked player following Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal.

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Australian Open order of play, Day 3 – Nadal, Osaka and Barty in action

Day three at the Australian Open 2022 will see Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty and defending champion Naomi Osaka compete in the second round of the singles.

Meanwhile, a number of British players are in action as the doubles gets underway in Melbourne.

TOP MATCH – Hanfmann v Nadal

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A fired up Rafael Nadal conceded just seven games as he swept Marcos Giron aside in their first round encounter. With no Novak Djokovic to worry about, the Spaniard will be looking at this tournament as his greatest opportunity to win the Australian Open for only the second time. He goes up against Yannick Hanfmann, with the German through to the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time. Hanfmann will come into this match full of confidence, after knocking out Adelaide 2 champion Thanasi Kokkinakis .

POTENTIAL UPSET – Brengle vs Osaka

Defending champion Naomi Osaka will need to improve on her first round performance level if she’s to make it through to round three unscathed. The 24-year-old won 6-3 6-3 against Camila Osorio last time out, but showed moments of worry when facing break points, and was broken when serving for the opening set first time around. Osaka now faces the more experienced Madison Brengle, who will look to exploit any weaknesses in her game. The American progressed past Dayana Yastremska in the first round.

Highlights: Defending champion Osaka through to second round with comfortable win

BRIT WATCH

Jamie Murray, Heather Watson, Joe Salisbury, Neal Skupski and Lloyd Glasspool are all in action as the doubles gets underway in Melbourne. Watson goes into her match alongside Italy’s Jasmine Paolini with confidence after her first round singles win against Mayar Sherif.

NEXT-GEN WATCH

19-year-old qualifier Qinwen Zheng will be hoping to cause an upset when she goes up against fifth seed Maria Sakkari in the second round of the women’s singles. The Chinese player fought past Aliaksandra Sanovich in a third set tie break to seal her progress in the competition. Sakkari also faced a battle, being taken to a second set tie break by Germany’s Tatjana Maria.

HOW TO WATCH

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ORDER OF PLAY, SINGLES – WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY – FROM 12AM UK TIME

ROD LAVER ARENA (12.00AM)

  • Martina Trevisan (ITA) v Paula Badosa (ESP) 8
  • Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 1 v Lucia Bronzetti (ITA)
  • Yannick Hanfmann (GER) v Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6

From 8am

  • Madison Brengle (USA) v Naomi Osaka (JAP) 13
  • Alexander Zverev (GER) 3 v John Millman (AUS)

MARGARET COURT ARENA (12.00AM)

  • Harmony Tan (FRA) v Elina Svitolina (UKR) 15
  • Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) v Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 14
  • Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 4 v Xiyu Wang (CHN)

From 8am

  • Qinwen Zheng (CHN) v Maria Sakkari (GRC) 5
  • Gael Monfils (FRA) 17 v Alexander Bublik (KAZ)

JOHN CAIN ARENA (12.00AM)

  • Tereza Martincova (CZE) v Camila Giorgi (ITA) 30

Not before 2am

  • Madison Keys (USA) v Jaqueline Cristian (ROM)

Not before 3:30am

  • Stefan Kozlov (USA) v Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 7
  • Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 10 v Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

KIA ARENA (12.00AM)

  • Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 24 v Jil Teichman (SUI)
  • Tallon Griekspoor (NLD) v Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 19
  • Belinda Bencic (SUI) 22 v Amanda Anisimova (USA)
  • Mackenzie McDonald (USA) v Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 18

1573 ARENA (12.00AM)

  • Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 32 v Marta Kostyuk (UKR)
  • Bernarda Pera (USA) v Jessica Pegula (USA) 21
  • Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) 31 v Dusan Lajovic (CRO)
  • Pedro Martinez (ESP) v Cristian Garin (CHI) 16

COURT 3 (12.00AM)

  • Oscar Otte (GER) v Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 25
  • Alison Riske (USA) v Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 26

Not before 4:30am

  • A Bolt/JMcCabe (AUS) v T.Kokkinakis/N Kyrgios (AUS)
  • Radu Albot (MOL) v Aleksander Vukic (AUS)

COURT 5 (12.00AM)

  • M.Granollers (ESP) / H.Zeballos (ARG) 3 v Y. Nishioka (JAP) / J.Vesely (CZE)
  • S. Mendez/T.Preston (AUS) v C.Garcia/K.Mladenovic (FRA)
  • R.Bopanna (IND) / E.Roger-Vasselin (FRA) v T.Huey (PHI) / C.Rungkat (IDN)
  • N.Kichenok (UKR) / S.Mirza (IND) 12 v K.Juvan/T.Zidansek (SLO)

COURT 6 (12.00AM)

  • A.Friedsam (GER) / R.Olaru (ROM) v A.Cornet/D.Parry (FRA)
  • E.Hozumi/M.Ninomiya (JAP) v K.Piter (POL) / M.Sherif (EGY)
  • M.Reid/J.Thompson (AUS) v R.Hijikata/T.Schoolkate (AUS)
  • L.Harris (ZAF) / A.Popyrin (AUS) v J.Cabal/R.Farah (COL)

COURT 7 (12.00AM)

  • K.Krawietz/A.Mies (GER) 12 v S.Gonzalez (MEX) / A.Molteni (ARG)
  • Reilly Opelka (USA) 23 v Dominik Koepfer (GER)
  • Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) v Maryna Zanevska (BEL)
  • C.Dolehide (USA) / S.Sanders (AUS) 9 v A.Sharma/A.Tomljanovic (USA)

COURT 8 (12.00AM)

  • N.Dzalamidze/K.Rakhimova (RUS) v S.Aoyama/E.Shibahara (JAP) 2

Not before 2am

  • Sebastian Korda (USA) v Corentin Moutet (FRA)
  • Karen Khachanov (RUS) 28 v Benjamin Bonzi (FRA)

COURT 12 (12.00AM)

  • R.Matos/F.Meligeni Rodrigues Alves (BRA) v S.Bolelli/F.Fognini (ITA)
  • P.Martic (CRO) / S.Rogers (USA) v K.Christian (USA) / L.Marozava (BEL)

Not before 4am

  • D.Collins/D.Krawczyk (USA) v D.Kasatkina/L.Samsonova (RUS)
  • J.Paolini (ITA) /H.Watson (GBR) v A Bozovic/O.Tjandramulia (AUS)

COURT 13 (12.00AM)

  • J.Murray (GBR) / B.Soares (BRA) 8 v J.Duckworth/M.Polmans (AUS)
  • G.Minnen (BEL) / E.Perez (AUS) v J.Fourlis/M.Inglis (AUS)
  • J.Kubler/C.O’Connell (AUS) v A.Davidovich Fokina/J.Munar (ESP)
  • N.Basilashvili (GEO) / M.Kacmanovic (SER) v R.Ram (USA) / J.Salisbury (GBR)

COURT 14 (02.00AM)

  • R.Haase/B. Van De Zandschulp (NLD) v M.Arevalo (SLV) / J.Rojer (NLD) 14
  • M.Kato (JAP) / S.Santamaria (USA) v S.Stosur (AUS) / S.Zhang (CHN) 4
  • I Bara (ROM) / E.Gorgodoze (GEO) v M.Bouzkova/L.Hradecka (CZE) 10

COURT 15 (12.00AM)

  • S.Kenin (USA) / Y Putintseva (KAZ) v Y.Xu/Z.Yang (CHN) 14

Not before 2am

  • L.Djere (SER) / S.Travaglia (ITA) v R.Carballes Baena (ESP) / H.Gaston (FRA)
  • R.Arneodo (MON) / B.Paire (FRA) v W.Koolhof (NLD) / N.Skupski (GBR) 10
  • A Danilina (KAZ) / B.Haddad Maia (BRA) v A.Bondar (HUN) / O.Kalashnikova (GEO)

COURT 16 (12.00AM)

  • I.Begu (ROM) / N.Stojanovic (SER) v R.Peterson (SWE) / A.Potapova (RUS)
  • L.Fernandez (CAN) / E.Routliffe (NZL) v L.Cabrera/P.Hon (AUS)

Not before 4am

  • N.Monroe/F.Tiafoe (USA) v T.Puetz (GER) / M.Venus (NZL) 6
  • L.Glasspool (GBR) / H.Heliovaara (FIN) v F.Coria (ARG) / A.Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

COURT 17 (12.00AM)

  • A.Guarachi (CHI) / N.Melichar-Martinez (USA) 5 v P.Plipuech (THA) / A.Sutjiadi (IDN)
  • Miomir Kecmanovic (SER) v Tommy Paul (USA)
  • Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) v Qiang Wang (CHN)
  • Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) v Elena-Gabriel Rude (ROM)

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‘Irritating, painful, stupid’ – The day Ronaldo’s ‘siuu’ gatecrashed the Australian Open

Andy Murray called it “painful” and “incredibly irritating”, and even Nick Kyrgios could barely believe the “stupid” noise he was hearing.

Yes. This was the day the Cristiano Ronaldo ‘siuu’ celebration made its way into a Grand Slam tennis tournament, and many will hope it’s the last.

The regular soundtrack to Murray’s match with Nikoloz Basilashvili was cries of “siuu” from a few members of the crowd, a noise made popular by Ronaldo and echoed by his army of followers.

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Following his four-hour epic, Murray was explaining how he would love to go far at this year’s Australian Open.

“I would love to have a deep run here if possible,” he said, and during a pause someone in the crowd then let out another “siuu”.

Murray then added: “That’s painful stuff there. Those guys…”

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In his press conference, Murray acknowledged that it took some time to realise he was not being jeered.

He said: “Initially, I thought it was, because there were some people booing during my practice yesterday. I have no idea what for. Yeah, so originally that’s what I thought it was.

“But then after a few times it was like, no, they’re doing that, I think it’s like ‘Siuu’ or something that Ronaldo does when he scores.”

He added, with a smile: “And, yeah, it was incredibly irritating.”

It was then Kyrgios’ turn to take to a court he simply adores, with the Australian openly admitting he would prefer to play his matches there over the Rod Laver or Margaret Court Arena.

‘Adds to the show!’ – Kyrgios drinks fan’s beer in celebrating victory

Kyrgios was seen smiling and shaking his head with the constant “siuus”, especially when he would serve an ace, which he did on 21 occasions when beating Briton Liam Broady in straight sets.
On one occasion Kyrgios even addressed the noise with a “f****** every point… siuu siuu siuu”, but he seemed to enjoy it, and at the end of his match he mimicked the Ronaldo celebration to the delight of the supporters watching on – all before he took a little sip of beer when prompted.

In his press conference afterwards, Kyrgios twice had to clarify to a reporter that he was not getting booed.

He said: “No, they actually weren’t saying ‘boo’, it’s just a stupid, f***, I can’t believe they did it so much. They were doing some Ronaldo thing. Ronaldo does it every time he scores. I thought they were going to do it for like 10 minutes. They did it for two-and-a-half hours, like every point. I don’t know why, but I don’t know. It was a zoo out there.”

Highlights: Nick Kyrgios showboats his way to win over Liam Broady

On the carnival atmosphere Kyrgios helps orchestrate, he added: “I think that’s something I have kind of created on that court. They know what to expect.

“I think from the get-go, I know I’ve got the crowd in the palm of my hand, and any time I can use that to, you know, spark a moment or spark some energy. You know, obviously Liam is a great player but his experience on that court in that situation, when the crowd is going nuts, he has never experienced that before, hence the reason why on breakpoints I’m trying to get the crowd up, get him to feel the pressure a little bit more.

“I think that’s the excitement of the people. You know, they haven’t seen much sport, haven’t been able to do much the last couple years. So the fact that they’re out, you know, able to see some of the best players in the world come out, they’re just excited to do things again. I could definitely feel they were just really ready to just, you know, get behind someone or something.”

Broady did not entirely enjoy his experience out on the John Cain Arena, and though he was seen laughing when a member of the crowd asked him to copy Kyrgios and do an underarm serve, overall the Brit said it was “awful”.

Kyrgios and Broady burst out laughing after Brit takes underarm serve request

“I mean, everyone is telling me, like, ‘Oh you’ll really enjoy it. It’s going to be amazing.’ But I thought it was absolutely awful. I obviously wanted to go out there and win, so, I mean, losing matches in general isn’t enjoyable.

“The atmosphere was incredible, but it was the first time I’ve ever walked onto a tennis court and been booed, which was, which for me was a crazy experience.

“You get sledged from the sides like you can’t believe that they don’t pick up on TV. So it was a very, very difficult atmosphere to try and handle, and like I said, he’s incredible at getting them behind him and he plays better for it.”

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