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Norrie out, Lehecka moves into last 16

Jiri Lehecka won against Cameron Norrie 6-7 (8), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Friday and will play Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 6 seed, in the next round

Cameron Norrie Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 20, 2023 Britain’s Cameron Norrie reacts during his third round match against Czech Republic’s Jiri Lehecka (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
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Czech Jiri Lehecka won against No 11 seed Cameron Norrie 6-7 (8), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the last 16 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Friday.

Lehecka got his revenge for a three-set defeat in the Auckland round of 16 earlier this month.

Lehecka, ranked No 71, will face Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No 6 seed, next.

The 21-year-old Czech defeated Croat Borna Coric, the No 21 seed (6-3, 6-3, 6-3) and American wildcard Christopher Eubanks (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3) in the previous rounds.

Earlier in the tournament, Norrie, ranked No 12, won against French wildcard Luca Van Assche (7-6 (3), 6-0, 6-3) and Frenchman Constant Lestienne (6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3).

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

  • Andy Murray vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Alexei Popyrin vs. Ben Shelton
  • Grigor Dimitrov vs. Novak Djokovic
  • Tommy Paul vs. Jenson Brooksby
  • J.J. Wolf vs. Michael Mmoh
  • Benjamin Bonzi vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Ugo Humbert vs. Holger Rune
  • Andrey Rublev vs. Daniel Evans
  • Sebastian Korda vs. Daniil Medvedev
  • Karen Khachanov vs. Frances Tiafoe: friday
  • Hubert Hurkacz vs. Denis Shapovalov: friday
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Francisco Cerundolo (28): 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
  • Yoshihito Nishioka (31) beat Mackenzie McDonald: 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-2
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) beat Tallon Griekspoor: 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-3
  • Jannik Sinner (15) beat Marton Fucsovics: 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0
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