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Australian Open: De Minaur moves into third round

Alex De Minaur won against Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday and will play Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi in the next round

Alex de Minaur Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 19, 2023 Australia’s Alex de Minaur reacts during his second round match against France’s Adrian Mannarino (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Australian Open •Second round • completed
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Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 22 seed, advanced to the third round of the Australian Open by defeating Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 at Melbourne Park on Thursday.

“To be honest, I probably only started feeling comfortable 2-1 in the fourth, if I’m really honest (smiling)” De Minaur smiled at the end. “Then I started to see that he was struggling a bit physically. That just gave me wings.”

“From then on, I felt like I was able to expose him a lot more. But up until then, it was just an absolute battle out there. We were both going at it, both running miles and miles, having very tricky rallies. He’s a very tricky opponent. Especially in these types of conditions where the ball stays very low, in his strike zone. He’s very fit.”

“Yeah, until I saw he started to struggle a little bit physically, I wasn’t feeling comfortable at all.”

De Minaur, ranked No 24, will face Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi next.

In the previous round, the Australian won against qualifier Yu Hsiou Hsu (6-2, 6-2, 6-3).

Mannarino, ranked No 45, beat American John Isner (6-7 (5), 7-6 (8), 6-2, 6-2) in the previous round.

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other second-round results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Andy Murray vs. Thanasi Kokkinakis: thursday
  • Novak Djokovic (4) beat Enzo Couacaud (Q): 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-0
  • Benjamin Bonzi beat Pablo Carreno Busta (14): 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-6 (4)
  • Roberto Bautista Agut (24) beat Brandon Holt (Q): 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Holger Rune (9) beat Maxime Cressy: 7-5, 6-4, 6-4
  • Grigor Dimitrov (27) beat Laslo Djere: 6-3, 6-2, 6-0
  • Michael Mmoh (LL) beat Alexander Zverev (12): 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2
  • Alexei Popyrin (WC) beat Taylor Fritz (8): 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2
  • Ugo Humbert beat Denis Kudla (LL): 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4
  • J.J. Wolf beat Diego Schwartzman (23): 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  • Ben Shelton beat Nicolas Jarry (Q): 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3), 7-5
  • Jenson Brooksby beat Casper Ruud (2): 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-2
  • Andrey Rublev (5) beat Emil Ruusuvuori: 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3
  • Tommy Paul beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (30): 6-2, 2-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4
  • Daniel Evans (25) beat Jeremy Chardy: 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Cameron Norrie (11) beat Constant Lestienne: 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3
  • Jiri Lehecka beat Christopher Eubanks (WC): 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
  • Tallon Griekspoor beat Botic Van De Zandschulp (32): 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  • Sebastian Korda (29) beat Yosuke Watanuki (Q): 6-2, 7-5, 6-4
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) beat Rinky Hijikata (WC): 6-3, 6-0, 6-2
  • Hubert Hurkacz (10) beat Lorenzo Sonego: 3-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Denis Shapovalov (20) beat Taro Daniel: 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5
  • Francisco Cerundolo (28) beat Corentin Moutet: 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5
  • Yoshihito Nishioka (31) beat Dalibor Svrcina (Q): 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  • Daniil Medvedev (7) beat John Millman (WC): 7-5, 6-2, 6-2
  • Marton Fucsovics beat Lloyd Harris: 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
  • Karen Khachanov (18) beat Jason Kubler (WC): 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
  • Frances Tiafoe (16) beat Juncheng Shang (Q): 6-4, 6-4, 6-1
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Rafael Nadal (1): 6-4, 6-4, 7-5
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime (6) beat Alex Molcan: 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jannik Sinner (15) beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry: 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
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