The singles section will complete its third-round matches.
Nine-time champion Novak Djokovic will be in action on day 6 (January 21) of the Australian Open 2023 as he faces the 27th-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the men’s singles third round. Five-time finalist Andy Murray, who made the third round and back-to-back five-set matches, will also take the court against 24th-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. Keep reading to find the schedule and order of play for day 6 of Australian Open 2023.
In the women’s section, fourth-seed Caroline Garcia will play Laura Siegemund, while World No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka will be up against the 26th-seeded Belgian Elise Mertens. Among the Indians, Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna pair will begin their campaign in mixed doubles.
Day 5 of the Australian Open 2023 had a number of major upsets with 2021 US Open champion and two-time Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev bowing out. 11th-seed Cameron Norrie from Great Britain lost to unseeded Jiri Lehecka. Norrie previously defeated Rafael Nadal in the ATP Cup and was rooting to make it to the quarter-finals. A number of seeded players in the women’s singles, including sixth-seed Maria Sakkari, were also knocked out.
India’s number one in doubles Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden faltered in the first round losing to unseeded pair Austrian pair Lucas Erler and Alexander Miedler.
Which Indian players will be in action on Australian Open 2023 day 6?
The mixed-doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will begin their campaign against Australian duo Jaimee Fourlis/Luke Saville. Indian men’s doubles pair of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji, who finished runners-up in the recently concluded ATP Maharashtra Open, has finally entered the main draw as alternates. They face Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek in the first round.
Top seeds in action on Day 5
Men’s Singles: 4. Novak Djokovic, 5. Andrey Rublev, 9. Holger Rune, 22. Alex de Minaur.
Women’s Singles: 4. Caroline Garcia, 5. Aryna Sabalenka, 12. Belinda Bencic, 23. Zhang Shuai
Where and how to watch the live telecast and live streaming of the Australian Open 2023 in India?
Fans in India can watch the live telecast of the Australian Open 2023 on Sony Six. The live streaming of the event will be available on the SonyLiv app and website. JIO TV will also be live-streaming the tournament.
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Australian Open 2023 Day 6 (January 21) Full Schedule
Rod Laver Arena
Women’s Singles – Varvara Gracheva lost to (30)Karolina Pliskova (4-6, 2-6)
Women’s Singles – (12)Belinda Bencic beat Camila Giorgi (6-2, 7-5)
Men’s Singles – (22)Alex de Minaur beat Benjamin Bonzi (7-6(7-0), 6-2, 6-1)
Men’s Singles – (4)Novak Djokovic beat (27)Grigor Dimitrov (7-6(9-7), 6-3, 6-4)
Women’s Singles – Magda Linette beat (19)Ekaterina Alexandrova (6-3, 6-4)
Margaret Court Arena
Women’s Singles – Nuria Parrizas Diaz lost to Donna Vekic (2-6, 2-6)
Men’s Singles – (5)Andrey Rublev beat (25)Dan Evans (6-4, 6-2, 6-3)
Women’s Singles – (5)Aryna Sabalenka beat (26)Elise Mertens (6-2, 6-3)
Men’s Singles – (24)Roberto Bautista Agut beat Andy Murray (6-1, 6-7(7-9), 6-3, 6-4)
Men’s Doubles – Jason Kubler/Rinky Hijikata beat (6)Lloyd Glasspool/Harri Heliovaara (3-6, 7-5, 6-2)
John Cain Arena
Men’s Singles – (9)Holger Rune beat Ugo Humbert (6-4, 6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Men’s Singles – Alexei Popyrin lost to Ben Shelton (6-3, 7-6(7-4), 6-4)
Indian Matches (Court 7)
Men’s Doubles – Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan/Sriram Balaji beat (5)Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek (7-6(8-6), 2-6, 6-4)
Mixed Doubles: Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna beat Jaimee Fourlis/Luke Saville (7-5, 6-3)
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