Australian Open 2024 LIVE RESULTS: Novak Djokovic latest updates as star aims for 11th title, world No1 Iga Swiatek OUT

Australian Open 2024 LIVE RESULTS: Novak Djokovic latest updates as star aims for 11th title, world No1 Iga Swiatek OUT

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Alcaraz making up for lost time

Carlos Alcaraz is delighted to have moved into the second week of the Australian Open, after missing out through injury last term.

“I missed this tournament last year,” Alcaraz said. “I was watching the matches from home, from the couch, wishing to play second week here. 

“This is the first time that I move to second week in Australia. It feels special. I watched this tournament every year and yeah, coming to this tournament this year I [wanted] to improve the result that I made in 2022 and I did it. 

“Now it’s time to keep going, to play better and better and hopefully still move [through the] rounds.”

Biting spirit

Mirra Andereeva appeared to bite her own arm during her Australian Open third round clash with Diane Parry.

The 16-year-old has had an impressive breakthrough tournament Down Under.

After defeating Bernarda Pera in straight sets in round one, world No.47 Andreeva dismantled fifth seed Ons Jabeur for the loss of just two games in a 6-0, 6-2 demolition.

She looked to back up her incredible Jabeur win against world No.72 Diane Parry.

The Frenchwoman won the first set 6-1 against her precocious opponent on Court 3.

Andreeva came roaring back, however, levelling the contest by winning the second set 6-1.

After falling an early break down in the decider, the Russian furiously berated herself.

And during the third set, Andreeva appeared to have bite marks on her own arm.

Brits win in doubles

Brits Lloyd Glasspool, Neal Skupski and Jamie Murray all won doubles matches with their partners on Saturday.

Men’s doubles pair Glasspool and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer beat Andre Goransson and Albano Olivetti 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-2.

Murray won in straight sets in the mixed doubles alongside partner Yana Sizikova.

Meanwhile, Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk won their opening match 6-2, 6-2 in the mixed competition.

Zverev reaches round four

Alexander Zverev has set up a fourth round meeting with Cameron Norrie.

The sixth seed beat Alex Michelsen 6-2, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in the third round on Saturday.

Zverev will now face Norrie on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals.

The Brit overcame 11th seed Casper Ruud earlier in the day, winning in four sets to make the last 16.

Credit: AFP

Zverev in control

Alexander Zverev is two sets up in his third round match against Alex Michelsen.

The German moved into control of the tie by taking the second set on a tie-break.

He has since broken his American opponent in the third set to lead 3-1.

Britain’s Cameron Norrie awaits the winner in round four after beating Casper Ruud earlier on Saturday.

Svitolina advances

Elina Svitolina is through to the fourth round in Melbourne after a straight sets win over Viktorija Golubic.

The 19th seed beat her Swiss opponent 6-2, 6-3 to avoid an upset after Iga Swiatek’s loss earlier on Saturday.

Her reward is a clash with Linda Noskova, who beat world number one Swiatek in round three.

Credit: AFP



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