Day two of the Australian open came to a halt a few hours ago, and the upsets have continued to ooze out. We take a look at some of the upsets in the men’s section on day 2.
Milos Raonic was today’s biggest casualty as he bowed out in four sets. Raonic has been struggling to assert himself since his injury woes, and today was no different. He was defeated by Lukas Lacko, who is currently ranked 86th in the world, in four sets (7-6, 5-7, 4-6, 6-7).
Roberto Bautista Agut, the 20th seed was knocked out by his fellow citizen Fernando Verdasco in straight sets (1-6, 5-7, 5-7). Verdasco who has had good memories at the Australian Open, improved his head to head against his fellow compatriot to 4-1, and cleared himself an easy path to the next rounds.
Benoit Paire was knocked out in four sets by the Spaniard Garcia Lopez (0-6, 7-6, 1-6, 4-6). The Frenchman never looked to be in his best shape, as he was dispatched in ruthless fashion, by the Spaniard.
Mischa Zverev was another seed who toppled out of the Australian open. Mischa Zverev was forced to retire in the sixth game of the second set, having lost the first set to the youngster Hyeon Chung (2-6, 1-4 retired).
Robin Haase was knocked out of the Australian open by the qualifier Lorenzo Sonego in four tight sets (3-6, 5-7, 7-6, 5-7).
Thanasi Kokkinakis was knocked out in four sets by Danill Medvedev (2-6, 7-6, 6-7, 4-6). The Australian was hoping ffor a good run in this year’s tournament, but fell short of his expectations.
Stay tuned as we bring you the the action from day 3 tomorrow. Maybe there are more upsets in store