Australian Open, Thanasi Kokkinakis v Roberto Bautista Agut Adelaide semi remaining updates, highlights; Novak Djokovic’s damage fears allayed in opposition to ‘nervous’ Nick Kyrgios; Alex de Minaur’s icy change


The group lets out a wail as Thanasi Kokkinakis spears one out of the court docket and arms Roberto Bautista Agut the tiebreak.

It is a valiant effort from the Australian who saved tempo with the Spaniard for the lion’s share of the primary set, however faltered within the tiebreak.

Bautista Agut takes the primary set, 7-6.

“An absolute mirrorball of a efficiency in that first opening set from Bautista Agut,” remarks it was good and he takes it, 7-6,” says Mark Petchey.

“Properly, it is a large set clearly, however it’s wafer-thin margins as ever at this stage. Only one or two factors right here or there and issues may have been very, very totally different. 

“It was a set of tennis that was performed excellently from Kokkinakis’ standpoint however one of the vital sturdy, sturdy, clever gamers out on the tour simply did not make issues straightforward for him.”

Kokkinakis took 9 aces in that first set however make 11 unforced errors to Bautista Agut’s eight.



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