Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios, world number 1, have opened their’ Summer of Tennis’ campaigns with wins at the Australian Open preparatory events

The couple had a completely different fate in their games: Barty won the Yarra Valley Classic 6: 3: 6: 3 against the Romanian Ana Bogdan

After her 2021 Adelaide debut against Simona Halep, Barty was unconcerned in the opening set and broke in the seventh game

She would only lose three points on serve and seal the set 6-3 when she broke number 93 in the world to love

Bogdan would show a fight on serve and save two match points to force Barty to serve

The number one in the world would seal the game in just over 75 minutes and take their place in the third round against 16 Book seeds Marie Bouzkova

Kyrgios was forced to a third tie against Frenchman Alexandre Müller, which ended 3: 6: 6: 4: 7: 6 (4) at the Murray River Open

Kyrgios returned to the field for the first time in almost a year and was slow to start He lost the first set against number 209 in the world

It’s not looking good for Nick Kyrgios 😬
Only played 25 minutes and he has already lost the first set 6-3
CLOCK: 9 Go!
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He would eventually find his rhythm on serve and take a 4-1 lead on the second before putting him 6-4 ahead

In the end, the game would be a tie in game three and Kyrgios’ big serve would bring him home to victory

He did it! 💪
Kyrgios wins the tiebreaker to assert himself against Alexandre Muller and move on! 🇦🇺🔥
CLOCK: 9 Go!
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“Any opponent would be difficult for me today. I wanted to find my feet and somehow pulled them out of my hat

“That’s great I’m the one who feels blessed, most of the tour hasn’t played in front of an audience all year

“Having my first game in my backyard with a full stadium in third place brought back some early memories of me at the Aus Open. I was very blessed to be out here today”

In the second round he meets his Australian compatriot Harry Bourchier, who was responsible for his compatriot Marc Polmans on Monday

Kyrgios is supported in the second round by Alexei Popyrin, who saved six match points to the Croatian Borna Gojo with 6-7 (8), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) and James Duckworth and defeat Andrew Harris

At the Great Ocean Road Open, Jordan Thompson survived an early scare to make it to the second round along with Matthew Ebden and teenage Dane Sweeny

Ash Barty

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