Japanese tennis leader Yoshihito Nishioka (33rd, Japan) advanced to the round of 16 in the men’s singles at the Australian Open (total prize money 76.5 million Australian dollars, about 66.26 billion won).
Nishioka defeated Mackenzie McDonald (65th, USA) 3-0 (7-6 <8-6> 6-3 6-2) in the men’s singles third round on the 5th day of the tournament held in Melbourne, Australia on the 20th.
Nishioka, who reached the 3rd round at the 2020 Australian Open, which was the best performance in a major tournament, reached the round of 16 for the first time and took a ‘career high’.
The 28-year-old Nishioka, who started professionally in 2014, currently ranks highest among Asian male players in the world. Right behind him is Kwon Soon-woo (52nd, Dangjin City Hall).
Nishioka has been on the rise, winning the second tour in his life by defeating Dennis Shapovalov (22nd, Canada) in the final at the Korea Open in October of last year.
Macdonald is the player who defeated Rafael Nadal (2nd place, Spain), who was considered a favorite to win this tournament, in the second round.
Nishioka trailed 3-7 in sub ace and was tight at 28-28 in winner, but had a huge advantage in unforced error, 33-53.
Nishioka’s next opponent is Karen Khachanov (20th, Russia), who reached the semifinals at the US Open last year.
They faced each other three times in their career, with Khachanov leading with two wins and one loss, but Nishioka won the most recent head-to-head match at the Washington D.C. in August last year.
In addition, strong players such as Felix Ojealiasim (7th, Canada), Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th, Greece), and Yannick Shiner (16th, Italy) settled in the men’s singles round of 16.
In the women’s singles, No. 1 Iga Sibiongtech (Poland), who is considered the ‘1st place’ candidate for the championship, defeated Christina Buxa (102nd, Spain) 2-0 (6-0 6-1) and advanced to the round of 16. .
Sibiong Tech, winner of the French Open in 2020 and 2022 and the US Open in 2022, will challenge her major singles championship for the 4th time in her career in this tournament.
Sibiong Tech’s best performance at the Australian Open was advancing to the semifinals last year.
The next opponent of Sibiong Tech, who continued to win in three rounds in this tournament, is Elena Rivakina (25th, Kazakhstan), who won the Wimbledon singles last year.
The two players faced off once at the 2021 Czech Ostrava competition, and at that time, Sibiongtech won. 먹튀검증