Nick Kyrgios Australian Open 2022

Australian Open Second Service: Fernandez wants to “improve in every aspect” and Kyrgios has a “f***ing” good serving day

Looking back on the big news in our exclusive ‘Australian Open Second Service’, Leylah Fernandez laments her performance in her first round loss stating that she “needs to improve in every aspect” of her game whilst Aussie bad boy drops an expletive to portray how happy he is with a big part of his game, plus more…

Firstly, US open finalist Leylah Fernandez bowed out of the Australian Open after suffering a worrying loss to Australian world number 133 Maddison Inglis.

While the Canadian said she felt great physically before and during the match, she admitted that she had problems tactically on court.

“Today was just not a good day,” Fernandez said in her post-match interview.

“Too many mistakes, I’ll give credit to Maddie [Inglis] she played a great match.

“I unfortunately did not find the right solutions to get back in it and make it to a third set. But, it happens.”

Read the full article here


Leylah Fernandez Australian Open 2022

In other news, the comeback of Nick Kyrgios started well after the colourful Australian despatched Brit qualifier Liam Broady and it was his serving that particularly pleased Kyrgios.

In his on court interview Kyrgios was excited with the crowd and said, “Obviously I served f***ing well today.

“I don’t know what I’ve done to this crowd because you guys are a zoo now.

“You guys are out of control. But I’m just super happy to be here again.”

Read more about the Kyrgios match here


Nick Kyrgios Australian Open 2022

In an unfortunate incident a ball kid collapsed on court but both players from the match she was helping jumped to her aid.

Australian broadcaster 7News reported the ball kid was seen to by tournament medical staff and, after resting in the ball kids’ lounge, her condition improved.

Watch the incident here

Australian Open ballkid

Meanwhile, the US Open champion Emma Raducanu came through a tough 3 set match to despatch another US Open winner and afterwards said,

“I was very pleased [with my performance], coming out of the first set I thought I played some very good tennis with very few unforced errors.

“And then, of course there was going to be some adversity.

“In the third set, I don’t think the score really reflected the level out there because I was really feeling it and just focusing [hard to win].”

Read all of Raducanu’s comments here

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.