Australian Open midterm qualifications: Favorites Djokovic and Swiatek are still alive

Novak Djokovic, tennis, Australian Open 2023

Novak Djokovic, one of the favorites to win the 2023 Australian Open, is still alive in the tournament.

Both 2022 Australian Open champions were knocked out in the second round: Ash Barty withdrew and Rafa Nadal refused to withdraw from a match despite obvious injury. The totality “Breaking point” The cast, it seems, was left out in the third round. This is the first Major after the withdrawals and withdrawals of Roger Federer and Serena Williams… But the two pre-tournament favorites Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek remain in the draw. Plus: there’s a whole special forces unit of Americans, from young left-hander Ben Shelton, on his first trip out of the country, to contenders Coco Gauff and Jessie Pégula. Let’s go to week two. But first, your partial grades…

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