Australian Open 2021 LIVE updates: Ash Barty, Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev to headline day session as second round continues

Summary

  • ‘That was insane’: Kyrgios saves two match points, wins five-set thriller
  • Australia’s Tomljanovic pushes Halep to the wire in epic encounter
  • Top 10 stars Kvitova and Andreescu exit the Australian Open early
  • Numbers show hard quarantine has taken a toll on top women’s seeds

‘Dark places’ drove Kyrgios to victory

Kyrgios was candid in his post match media conference after defeating Ugo Humbert in a five-set classic.

“As you know, the media doesn’t hold back on me. You know, I was definitely thinking about – I felt like there was a lot of expectation on me, not playing for a year and coming back.

“You know, I wasn’t expecting too much of myself, but of course when I’m match point down second-round exit, I was almost afraid. I was afraid to come into this room,you know, go to my Airbnb and just read about it and take it all in, take all the negativity in that I have already taken.

“It’s not easy to come back and try and put it all behind.That’s what I was thinking about. I was just, like, my back’s up against the wall and I just — I don’t know. I don’t know how I got out of it. Yeah, it was insane. Yeah, I don’t know how I would have reacted to negativity this year, you know. I don’t know.”

Nick Kyrgios and Ugo Humbert share a hug over the net after a marathon match.Credit:Eddie Jim

Ajla Tomljanovic loses a thriller

Thanasi Kokkinakis.Credit:Getty Images

Re-live Nick Kyrgios’ epic five set win



Welcome to day four coverage

How's it going everyone? Did you get enough sleep? I didn't, but I'm in the hot seat to bring you all of today's tennis action, after Nick Kyrgios' pulsating win last night.

The win was important for many reasons, not least that it was the most raucous atmosphere we have seen in tennis – and potentially world sport – since the pandemic began.

And it's all because of Nick Kyrgios, whose five-set win will live in the memory for a long time.

Hard for today to top that, but we'll try!

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