July 22, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

BRISBANE, Aus. – A full rainout on Monday – with the exception of the three high-profile matches that were scheduled on the main stadium, which has a cover – means a lot of tennis on Tuesday.

But the Rafael Nadal return, against Dominic Thiem no less, was always scheduled for Tuesday night, and went on schedule with Nadal winning impressively.

Only one other match even got started on the outer courts – so Fucsovics v Arnaldi will conclude.

Hopefully. The forecast is pretty dodgy although it looks good for a few days after that.

(Perth and Hong Kong are 13 hours ahead of EST; Brisbane is 15 hours ahead and Sydney is 16 hours ahead).

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Brisbane International
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Category: ATP Tour 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Dec. 31, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024
Prize money: $739,945
Draws: S32 / D24

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024
Final results

Singles, first round

Yannick Hanfmann (GER) def [5] Sebastian Korda (USA) 75 64
[Q] Lukas Klein (SVK) def [6] Sebastian Baez (ARG) 46 63 64
[Q] Tomas Machac (CZE) def [7] Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 67 (5) 75 76 (1)
[WC] Jason Kubler (AUS) def [8] Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 64 67 (4) retd

Daniel Altmaier (GER) def. [Q] Li Tu (AUS) 76 (5) 76 (4)
Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) def Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 67 (5) 64 76 (7)
[Q] James Duckworth (AUS) def J.J. Wolf (USA) 63 64
[WC] Rinky Hijikata (AUS) def Thanasi Kokkinakis  (AUS) 76 (8) 62
[WC] Rafael Nadal (ESP) def [Q] Dominic Thiem (AUT) 75 61
Jordan Thompson (AUS) def Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 63 62

[4] Ugo Humbert (FRA) vs. [Q] Alex Michelsen (USA) H2H

Doubles, first round

Romain Arneodo (MON) / Sam Weissborn (AUT) def. [PR] Marcus Daniel / Michael Venus (NZL) 64 75
Andreas Mies (GER) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS)
def Maxime Cressy  (USA) / Marton Fucsovics (HUN) [ALT] Francisco Comesana  / Sebastian Baez  (ARG) 64 75

Matteo Arnaldi (ITA) / Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) vs. [WC] James Duckworth / Christopher O’Connell (AUS) 

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United Cup
Location: Perth and Sydney, Australia
Category: ATP/WTA Mixed event
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, 2024
Prize money: $15,000,000
Draws: RRs

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024
Final results

GRE 1, CHI 2 (Final)

Maria Sakkari (GRE) def. Daniela Seguel (CHI) 61 60
Nicolas Jarry (CHI) def Stefanos Tsitsipas Stefanos Sakellaridis (GRE) 63 36 75
Daniela Seguel / Nicolas Jarry (CHI) def Maria Sakkari / Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 67 (5) 63 [10-6]

CZE 1, SRB 2 (Final)

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) def. Olga Danilovic (SRB) 61 36 63
Novak Djokovic (SRB) def Jiri Lehecka (CZE) 61 67 (3) 61
Olga Danilovic / Novak Djokovic Hamad Medjedovic (SRB) def Miriam Kolodziejova / Petr Nouza (CZE) 46 76 (2) [10-8]

CRO 2, NED 1 (Final)

Borna Coric (CRO) def Tallon Griekspoor (NED) 76 (4) 64
Donna Vekic (CRO) def. Arantxa Rus (NED) 62 36 61
Demi Schuurs / Wesley Koolhof (NED) def Donna Vekic / Ivan Dodig (CRO) 67 (3) 63 [14-12]

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Hong Kong Tennis Open
Location: Hong Kong
Category: ATP Tour 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Jan. 1-7, 2024
Prize money: $739,945
Draws: S28 / D16

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024
Final results

Centre Court

[5] Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) def. [PR] Marin Cilic (CRO) 36 76 (4) 76 (7)
[6] Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) def. [WC] Chak Lam Coleman Wong (HKG) 64 75
[8] Arthur Fils (FRA)
def. Borna Gojo  (CRO) 63 46 61

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) def. Fabian Marozsan  (HUN) 62 63
[Q] Liam Broady (GBR)
def Pedro Cachin  (ARG) 64 60
[Q] Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI) def. [Q] Vitaliy Sachko (UKR) 64 64
Miomir Kecmanovic  (SRB) def [Q] Taro Daniel  (JPN) 63 62
Sebastian Ofner (AUS) def Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 61 62

Doubles, first round

[1] Sander Gille / Joran Vliegen  (BEL) def Karen Khachanov  / Andrey Rublev (RUS) 63 64
[2] Marcelo Arevalo (ESA) / Mate Pavic  (CRO) def. Francisco Cabral  (POR) / Henry Patten  (GBR) 64 76 (3)

Francisco Cerundolo  / Pedro Cachin (ARG) def Laslo Djere (SRB) / Jaume Munar (ESP) WALKOVER
Ariel Behar (URU) / Adam Pavlasek  (CZE) def. Hendrik Jebens / Constantin Frantzen (GER) 64 64

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