#AusOpen: Top Contenders Stand Tall in R1

No Djoke

Really, it was a straight forward match for the top seed, winning in straight sets in just over 1 hour, 40 minutes. But, when your opponent only wins 19% of the points he didn’t serve, and when he did get break points – three in fact – he threw them all away. However, you do have to credit world No.60 Paul Henri-Mathieu with his serving, getting the ball into the right area of the court on 58 out of 86 occasions – 3% more than the Serb, and when you average out the power in their first and second serves, they’re virtually equal. Yet, the game finished 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 – and there was only ever going to be one winner.

Marvelous Murray

Based on the final score, Andy was the most successful of the Big 4 Big 3 against his opponent Robin Hasse who’s currently the 53rd best player on Earth. Perhaps not feeling the pressure against his North-European opponent, the Brit served 73% of his first serves in (when he’s usually closer to 50%) and 72% of those he went on to win. Taking just over 1 hour, 30 minutes, the match finished 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.

Fantastic Fed

Federer V Paire

Roger played Frenchman Benoit Paire, who seemed to throw everything at this match, and his serves as well – with eight aces but the same amount of double faults, he sure had a go. however, Federer still won most of the points (about 2/3) and the final scoreline was 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. he probably has the hardest second round match, as he plays world No.40 Nikolay Davydenko.

Shocks and Surprises

  • Possible ankle injury for Serena Williams
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