Day one of the Australian open just ended, and we already have some major upsets on the court. We take a look at some of the upsets in the men’s section.
John Isner was defeated in four sets by Mathew Ebden (4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6). Isner never looked to be at his best and made too many errors. On top of that Ebden was reading Isner’s serve pretty well and deservedly won the match.
Jack Sock was knocked out in the first round, by the veteran Yuichi Sugita, in four sets ( 1-6, 6-7, 7-5, 3-6). It was a sour day for the Americans as Jack Sock was knocked out by the Japanese Yuichi Sugita in four sets.
Kevin Anderson was defeated in five enthralling sets by Kyle Edmund (7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6). Even before the match started this match was a mouth-watering prospect, their previous encounter having gone to five sets as well. Kyle Edmund came back from a break down in the decider to knock out the US open finalist in five sets.
Philipp Kohlschreiber was knocked out in five sets by Yoshihito Nishioka (3-6, 6-2, 0-6, 6-1, 2-6). In a match with shifting tides, the German was on the receiving end of an early exit this year.
Lucas Pouille was defeated in four sets by Ruben Bemelmans (4-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-7). The 18th seed failed to capitalize in the fourth set tie-break and paid his price.
David Ferrer was knocked out by Andrey Rublev in five sets (5-7, 7-6, 2-6, 7-6, 2-6). Andrey Rublev announced his arrival in Melbourne in style as he took out the struggling Spaniard David Ferrer in five tight sets.
Dustin Brown was defeated in five sets by Joao Sousa (4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 1-6). Dustin Brown who had to come through qualifiers, put up a good fight, but went down in five sets.
Stay tuned as we bring in day 2’s action tomorrow.