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Australian Open: Tsitsipas books spot in third round, win an easy win vs. Hijikata

Stefanos Tsitsipas won against Rinky Hijikata 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 on Wednesday. He’ll face the winner of the match between Tallon Griekspoor and No 32 seed Botic Van De Zandschulp in the next round

Stefanos Tsitsipas Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 16, 2023 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates winning his first round match against France’s Quentin Halys (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
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Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the No 3 seed, won against Australian wildcard Rinky Hijikata 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 to reach the third round of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday.

Tsitsipas, ranked No 4, will play the winner of the match between Tallon Griekspoor and No 32 seed Botic Van De Zandschulp next.

Tsitsipas, who can still become number on at the end of the tournament, wins easily since the beginning of the Australian Open. In the previous round, the Greek beat Frenchman Quentin Halys (6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6)).

Hijikata, ranked No 169, produced a stunning comeback to beat German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann (4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3) 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
  • Enzo Couacaud vs. Novak Djokovic
  • Adrian Mannarino vs. Alex De Minaur
  • Brandon Holt vs. Roberto Bautista Agut
  • Grigor Dimitrov vs. Laslo Djere
  • Maxime Cressy vs. Holger Rune
  • Pablo Carreno Busta vs. Benjamin Bonzi
  • Taylor Fritz vs. Alexei Popyrin
  • Denis Kudla vs. Ugo Humbert
  • Michael Mmoh vs. Alexander Zverev
  • Diego Schwartzman vs. J.J. Wolf
  • Ben Shelton vs. Nicolas Jarry
  • Andrey Rublev vs. Emil Ruusuvuori
  • Jenson Brooksby vs. Casper Ruud
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Tommy Paul
  • Jeremy Chardy vs. Daniel Evans
  • Cameron Norrie vs. Constant Lestienne: wednesday
  • Christopher Eubanks vs. Jiri Lehecka: wednesday
  • Tallon Griekspoor vs. Botic Van De Zandschulp: wednesday
  • Sebastian Korda vs. Yosuke Watanuki: wednesday
  • Hubert Hurkacz vs. Lorenzo Sonego: wednesday
  • Taro Daniel vs. Denis Shapovalov: wednesday
  • Francisco Cerundolo vs. Corentin Moutet: wednesday
  • 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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