Australian Open 2024: Upsets and Surprises, Swiatek Upset, Alcaraz won with his Best

The Australian Open 2024 has seen several unexpected upsets so far, with Iga Swiatek among the top seeds to fall. After winning the first set, she faced a tough challenge in the second and third, ultimately losing the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Swiatek acknowledged feeling in control early on but credited her opponent’s strong play for the turnaround.

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Iga Swiatek Upset: Australian Open 2024

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek
  • Iga Swiatek was eliminated from the Australian Open 2024.
  • Lost in the third-round match against Czech teenager Linda Noskova.
  • Swiatek’s 18-match unbeaten run comes to an end.
  • Swiatek won the first set but went down 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
  • Swiatek expressed feeling in control until being broken in the second set.

Carlos Alcaraz Dominance

Carlos Alcaraz Dominates
Alcaraz Dominates
  • Carlos Alcaraz, the men’s world number two, showcased impressive form.
  • Faced Chinese teenager Shang Juncheng in a one-sided match.
  • The match lasted only 66 minutes.
  • Alcaraz was leading 6-1, 6-1, 1-0 when Shang had to retire due to injury.

Title Race:

  • Alcaraz is vying with Djokovic for the number-one ranking.
  • Possibility of a Djokovic vs. Alcaraz final as a straight shootout for the top spot.

Alcaraz’s Perspective:

  • Alcaraz, who missed last year’s Australian Open, expressed mixed feelings about Shang’s injury.
  • It’s the first time he has moved to the second week in Australia, and it feels special.

Medvedev’s Victory:

  • Third seed Daniil Medvedev, after a late finish in the second round, beat Felix Auger-Aliassime.
  • Admitted not feeling fresh and 100 percent.
  • Faces Portugal’s Nuno Borges in the next round.

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Portuguese Achievement:

  • Nuno Borges, beating 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov, becomes the first Portuguese player in the Open Era to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open.

Other Men’s Results:

Carlos Alcaraz
  • Wins for ninth seed Hubert Hurkacz and 19th seed Cameron Norrie.
  • Norrie to face sixth-ranked Alexander Zverev in the next round.

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Women’s Draw:

  • Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka rallied past Jelena Ostapenko.
  • Azarenka faces Ukrainian qualifier Dayana Yastremska in the next round.

Zheng Qinwen’s Inspiration:

  • Chinese 12th seed Zheng Qinwen was inspired by Li Na’s 2014 win.
  • Zheng Qinwen beat compatriot Wang Yafan in a tough match.

Australian Open Day 4 Highlights

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
  • Alcaraz dominates Shang: 20-year-old Alcaraz cruises to the last 16 after Shang retires injured. He faces Kecmanovic next.
  • Djokovic vs. Alcaraz showdown looms: Both are in contention for #1 ranking if they reach the final.
  • Medvedev survives after a late finish and defeats Auger-Aliassime but admits to fatigue. Faces Borges next.
  • Norrie upsets Ruud: 19th seed downs 11th seed, will play Zverev in the next round.
  • Azarenka makes comeback: Wins last five games to beat Ostapenko, faces Yastremska next.
  • Zheng Qinwen inspired by Li Na: Reaches Round 4 after a tight three-set battle against Wang Yafan.

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