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Australia’s Alex de Minaur faced 2021 US Open champion in the fourth round. de Minaur dominated the first set with two breaks of serve helping him take the opener 6-2. Medvedev lifted the tempo in the second set and was able to break in the tenth game to take the set 6-4. It was the…
Alex de Minaur has joined fellow Australian Rinky Hijikata in the fourth round at the US Open after easily accounting for Chile’s world no. 25 Nicolas Jarry. Embed from Getty Images de Minaur winning the match 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 45 minutes. The fourth round match will be against 2021 champion Daniil…
Embed from Getty Images Hijikata taking the match 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in 3 hours and 10 minutes. The Australian had reached the second round at the Australian Open earlier this year and in his only other Grand Slams singles lost first round at the US Open in 2022. Hijikata has of course tasted Grand…
Australia’s Max Purcell and Alexei Popyrin are into their first ever Masters series quarterfinals. Popyrin who had lost to Purcell in round two qualifying is making the most of his lucky loser entry. He had some help along the way when Nicolas Jarry withdrew from a second round match. Purcell backed up his win over…
Italy’s Jannik Sinner has taken the head to head record to 5-0 against Australia’s Alex de Minaur. In their first meeting back in 2019 it was Sinner that claimed the Next Gen ATP title, this time Sinner has claimed his first Masters level title at the expense of the Australian. Sinner had too much heat…
Australia’s Alex de Minaur has overcome Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in convincing fashion to reach his maiden Masters level final. Embed from Getty Images The final score was 6-1, 6-3. The match was played in windy conditions which made it difficult for the players. de Minaur raced to a 3-0 lead before the Spaniard held…
Australia’s Alex de Minaur has been an underachiever at Masters level tournaments, but he has finally had a breakthrough moment. Embed from Getty Images After defeating top-ten player Taylor Fritz in the third round, he has backed that up with a victory over Daniil Medvedev to reach the semifinals for the first time at this…
Australia’s Alexei Popyrin won his second tour level title at the expense of Stan Wawrinka. The final score was 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. “All tournament I’ve been fighting battles that I don’t know how I won. This one tops it all,” said Popyrin in his on-court interview. “My quad was done at 2-1. I felt it…
Australia’s Christopher O’Connell is the last Australian still alive in the singles draws at Wimbledon. Daria Saville and Storm Hunter exited the Ladies tournament in the first round. On Friday Jason Kubler and Alex de Minaur lost their round two matches while it was O’Connell advancing after defeating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Next up…
Australia’s Jordan Thompson has lost the title match against local Tallon Griekspoor in the Netherlands. After taking the first set Thompson wasn’t able to hold off Griekspoor, losing 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-3. Griekspoor claimed the only break of serve in the final when taking the sixth game of the third set. That was enough to see…
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Robicia Tennis is brought to you by the father and daughter combination of Robert and Alicia. Robert is a professional photographer with a passion for tennis going back to the 1970s.
Robert was also a professional beach volleyball player.
Alicia first got into tennis as a spectator at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games watching Roger Federer play James Blake. Alicia now enjoys coaching children most weekday afternoons and Alicia has read many tennis biographies and autobiographies.
Kimberly Birrell is the top-ranked Australian female at no. 99.
Alex de Minaur, at no. 12 is the highest-ranked Australian male.
Max Purcell (43), Alexei Popyrin (45), Aleksander Vukic (50), Christopher O'Connell (53), Jordan Thompson (56), Rinky Hijikata (72), Thanasi Kokkinakis (73) Jason Kubler (96), are all in the top 100.
Australian Tennis Results
updated 9:11 am AEST 29 September 2023
Alex de Minaur d Andy Murray 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(6).
Chris O'Connell d (Q) Alibek Kachmazov 7-6(3), 6-4. Rd 2 d Taro Daniel (JPN) 7-6(10), 6-4. QF v (3) Grigor Dimitrov (BUL).
Aleksandar Vukic lost to Taro Daniel (JPN) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
(6) Max Purcell lost to Jordan Thompson 6-2, 7-6(8).
Jordan Thompson d (6) Max Purcell 6-2, 7-6(8). Rd 2 d Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 6-1, 7-6(1). QF v Roman Safiullin.
(Q) Philip Sekulic d Nuno Borges (POR) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3. Rd 2 lost to (2) Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-0.
(LL) Li Tu lost to Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) 7-6(5), 7-6(6)
Rinky Hijikata v Alexandre Muller (FRA)
(Q) Marc Polmans v (Q) Dane Sweeny 6-3, 6-1. Rd 2 lost to (2) Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-0, 6-3.
(Q) Alex Bolt d Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 6-3, 4-2 retirement. Rd 2 lost to (1) Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-4.
(Q) Luke Saville lost to Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) 6-4, 6-4.
(WC) Ajla Tomljanovic lost to Taylor Townsend (USA) 7-6(3), 6-4.
Storm Hunter d Iryna Shymanovich 6-3, 6-4. Rd 2 lost to (2) Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-2, 6-4.
Daria Gavrilova d Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. Rd 2 lost to (1) Magna Linette (POL) 6-0, 7-6(0).
ATP250 Chengdu and Zhuhai
WTA1000 Guadalajara and WTA250 Guangzhou
Laver Cup Vancouver
ATP500 Beijing, ATP250 Astana
WTA 500 Tokyo, WTA 250 Ningbo