Umpire Keothavong in firing line at Australian Open

There's also the matter of the brand clashing with the Australian Open's official betting partner in William Hill.

Millman hit out at the noisy fans who "crossed the line".

"Of course, is not a good thing". "I wasn't thinking about it much. I'm just going to blame it on the helicopter", the young Aussie said of his victory on Wednesdasy.

"Leonardo is a player with big potential". "It was an unbelievable shot, don't get me wrong". It is Damir Dzumhur, and the only time they have played each other was at Miami in 2016 when Nadal was forced to retire due to extreme heat and humidity. He played Andy Murray once there and after a set, he said "I'm dead mate' and couldn't move his legs".

"He is a tough opponent".

World No.17 Nick Kyrgios beat World No. 65 Viktor Troicki in straight sets 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 at the Hisense Arena in the second round of the Australian Open.

In the first set, Troicki had four more winners than the hometown favourite, but Kyrgios executed his biggest strength better, his lethal first serve. He was quickly escorted by the security while the crowd booed him.

Kyrgios then complained about feedback from the umpire's microphone, with Brit James Keothavong resorting to turning it off and shouting the score.

"I know that Vik is a fighter and I knew I had to stick to my guns. I think I'll be fine on it", he said.

"I got lucky but it was tough match and I am happy to get through". However, the 21-year-old Australian is trying to eliminate the reputation that precedes him.


The dogged Troicki however refused to lay down, setting up the intriguing finale to the match.

With the victory, Kyrgios set up a mouth-watering third round contest against World No. 15 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Now the maturing 22-year-old Canberran is the same age as when Tsonga made the men's final at the season-opening showpiece and says he may have finally outgrown Hisense Arena, the people's court which has been his preferred option until now.

Former American tennis player Jim Courier has praised Brisbane International champion and Australia's top tennis star Nick Kyrgios. "I'm looking forward to it, he's one of my idols".

But Kerber overcame a stern test from Donna Vekic to advance to the third round for the sixth time in seven years, while Sharapova dismissed 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova to reach Round 3 for the sixth time in seven years.

For the victor of that match, third seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov looms as a possible fourth round opponent.

The third seed eventually won the match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6 in three hours and 25 minutes long match.

"Experience was crucial", said Wozniacki.

"He was playing absolutely unbelievable", Dimitrov said. I went to all his practice sessions with a new ball.

"I'm happy - not because of the way I played but the way I fought".


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