Miomir Kecmanović advances to the second round of the Australian Open


Miomir Kecmanović has advanced to the second round of the Australian Open. He defeated Japanese player Yoshihito Nishioka – 4:6, 7:5, 6:3, 6:4. His next opponent will be the winner of the match between Rinky Hidzikata (Australia) and Jan-Lenard Struff (Germany). The Serbian player finished the match in just over two and a half hours. He lost the first set after being broken in the seventh game. Despite saving one break point, he couldn’t save the second and Nishioka took the lead. The second set was tight, with no break opportunities until the 12th game. Miomir missed his first set point but capitalized on the second to equalize the sets. This set gave Kecmanović the confidence he needed as he dominated the third set, immediately breaking serve and taking a 4-1 lead. In the fourth set, there was a fierce battle as Nishioka broke first and went ahead 2-0. However, from that point on, Miomir won the next four games and comfortably closed out the match. In addition to Kecmanović, Laslo Djere and Dusan Lajovic are also representing Serbia in the singles competition. Both are favorites in their respective matches. Djere awaits the winner of a wildcard, Arthur Cazaux (France), while Lajovic is up against qualifier Giulio Zeppieri (Italy). If they advance to the next round, they may face seeded players, Djere potentially playing against Holger Rune and Lajovic against Cameron Norrie.

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