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Defeat after a heroic game

Henri Laaksonen thrilled and leaves, nevertheless, at the Australian Open. After he had for the first time, survived at all in the opening game of a Grand Slam tournament, he lost in round 2 after a hard and tough fight against the young Australian talent Alex de Minaur (ATP 29). 3:52-hour-long game was marked by a spectacular ball of two opponents and a raging amount of change. So the Swiss had to be not only against his opponent, but also the 7500 Fans in the Packed Margaret Court Arena to play, drove to their local hero relentlessly to the front.

The first two sentences had to make the 26-year-old schaffhauser 4:6 and 2:6. Then the Swiss fought back in the game. In the Tiebreak of the third set, he was able to fend off a match ball of the Australian, before he decided a little later with a 9:7 for themselves. In the fourth set, both players had to leave right at the beginning of your serve games. After five elapsed break opportunities Laaksonen took advantage of his seventh Chance of the decisive Service break of the fourth set .

The decision was made, therefore, in the fifth set. This and the game, the Australians won a total of almost four hours of playing time with 6:3. Laaksonen had, however, once again, his fighter nature. Early Break back, he took a 0:2 behind. The second Break De Minaurs to 5:3 meant then, but the preliminary decision. A last gasp was unsuccessful, so the Swiss had to leave in spite of his best performances this year in the field as a loser.

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With Rafael Nadal in round 3 now waits for the currently best Australian an opponent of considerably larger caliber than the Swiss. Those who won his second-round match against Matthew Ebden without any discussion in three sets 6:3, 6:2, 6:2. Alex de Minaur will be in the third game of the third Australian on the of the Spaniards.

Apparently, Nadal had brought a new Ritual before the start of the game luck, as he went in the players ' tunnel, on his portrait over and quickly touched.


Created: 16.01.2019, 13:08 PM

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