Not quite the Australia Day Aussie fans were hoping for at Wimbledon

THERE was an Australian feel to the singles action at Wimbledon overnight, as four Aussies were in action hoping to reach the quarter finals of their respective competitions.

Unfortunately for Aussie fans it did not quite go to plan as only two Aussies made it through.

One Aussie that did made it through was Ajla Tomljanovic, who overcame Alize Cornet in a three set tussle.

The Frenchwoman, who had ended the 37 match winning streak of Iga Swiatek in the previous round, actually won the first set 4-6, before the Aussie took the next two sets and the match 6-4, 6-3.

The Aussie was the only one to serve any aces (three of them), and also served less double faults then Cornet, who served seven of them.

Tomljanovic had a higher percentage of her first serves go in, but Cornet had a higher percentage of wins on both her first and second serve.

Cornet hit more winners and recorded two less unforced errors then Tomljanovic.

Speaking post match, Tomljanovic said that her own belief was tested early against Cornet.

“I didn’t think I could do it,” she said.

“From the get-go her level was really high. She never goes away. It is tough to play against players like that.”

Next up Tomljanovic faces Elena Rybakina, who beat Petra Martic in straight sets overnight.

Kyrgios the other happy Aussie

The other Aussie to make it through last night was Nick Kyrgios, who beat American Brandon Nakashima in a five set battle.

It was a match full of momentum swings, with both players trading set wins. Nakashima would win one, then Kyrgios.

The Aussie served a whopping 35 aces compared to the American’s 10, while Nakashima served a whopping nine double faults to Kyrgios’ three.

Kyrgios had a higher percentage of her first serves go in, but Nakashima had a higher percentage of wins on both her first and second serve.

Kyrgios also serves vastly more winners, but 10 did have 10 more unforced errors then his opponent.


Kyrgios’ next opponent will be Cristian Garin, after the Chilean beat fellow Aussie Alex de Minaur in a four and a half hour, five set battle.

The fourth of the Aussies, Jason Kubler, went down to Taylor Fritz in straight sets, whose next opponent will be non other then Rafael Nadal after the Spaniard beat Botic Van de Zandschulp in straight sets.

Over in the women’s draw, Simona Halep swept Paula Badosa off the court, winning in straight sets and only dropping three games all match.

Meanwhile Amanda Anisimova had a straightforward time against Frenchwoman Harmony Tan, winning in straight sets.

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