Previously, Ash Barty had booked her place in the fourth round with a comfortable win against in shape opponent Ekaterina Alexandrova

Summarize the sixth night of the Australian Open on our blog below, including the results and order of the game

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Fabio Fognini beat Alex de Minaur, sent the Australian pack with an all-out 3-set win (6-4 6-3 6-4), and set up a likely competition with Rafael Nadal in the fourth round

De Minaur, who was in great shape early in the season, came up as the favorite despite being a lower seed (21) than Fognini (16) whom he is facing for the first time

Although questions about Fognini’s fitness were raised after a five-set marathon win in the third round, the Italian was superb from the start of the game, hitting the ball as clean and consistent as he has not in a while

De Minaur, who had to resign due to an injury before last year’s event, still has to complete the fourth round at Melbourne Park

Speaking to the post-game media, de Minaur admitted that he had a hard time believing himself that he could win late in the game, given the level Fognini was at

“Look, it’s one of those games that you’re out there at, you leave everything out there, you do everything you can but you can just feel like he’s playing on another level”, he said

“It’s kind of good to have these games because now I can sit down and see what I need to improve I mean, it’s a constant, constant road to improvement and I’m not happy with where I am I don’t want to come and do the third round of a slam and be satisfied with it

“You know, I want to go deep into the slams and push the second weeks. Look, today wasn’t the day, but I’ll have more chances and definitely learn from it”

De Minaur DFs the break at the start of the third there’s only so much you can do when Fognini is in this form and you have some basic counter-attack game, but you still feel like de Minaur is getting Fognini to do it could work a little harder for fair?

Though Fognini was broke and had the chance to serve for the first set, a sloppy service game helped de Minaur break and level the match again

However, it was Fognini who used his second target value to break de Minaur’s serve again and seal the opener

Despite his marathon five-setter, Fognini’s level didn’t drop in the second set when he broke de Minaur again and led the set 6-3 to really get the Aussie on the ropes

Fognini’s ball hit was still error-free in the third set and de Minaur simply couldn’t work his way back into the set after a break

Ash Barty reaches the fourth round of the Australian Open, defeating Ekaterina Alexandrova 6: 2, 6: 4 to secure a place in the second week

Alexandrova was in good shape early in 2021, defeating Simona Halep and Iga Swiatek in the run-up to their Australian Open campaign, in which she had not lost a set

Barty’s path to the Australian Open final has opened up even more than when the draw was announced Only one more top 10 seed (Elina Svitolina) is still on the way to the final

Alexandrova broke off serve to open the match while Barty again wore a heavy strap on his left leg

While Alexandrova was able to consolidate the break, Barty saw a jump and level procedure in her next service game

From then on, it was all Barty, and the Channel Nine comment team noted that her backhand had “startled” Alexandrova before the Aussie took the opening set 6-2 in a “surgical dismantling”

Alexandrova broke Barty early in the second set and seemed to be picking up speed again, but as in the first set, Barty quickly fell back to regain dominance

With the 29 Starting shot of 4: 5 in the second set, Barty broke off the serve again to seal the victory

“It was weird, something I’ve never experienced,” Barty said of playing without a spectator. “I didn’t want it to affect my game

In the fourth round she meets the American Shelby Rogers, who finished 21st Seed defeated Anett Kontaveit in straight sets

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have won the second round of the Australian Open men’s doubles and defeated Lloyd Harris and Julian Knowle 6: 2: 6: 4

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis looked overjoyed together in the square and didn’t need a crowd to chat

The couple was a wildcard participant in the event and will compete in the second round against the fourth Wesley Koolhof and Lukasz Kubot

Both Kyrgios and Kokkinakis were in good spirits throughout the match, despite heavy losses in five sets to end their one-off campaigns The pair laughed between the points and scored some bold shots during the win

“We just wanted to play. Hopefully it was in front of some fans, but there wasn’t any today, but that’s fine,” Kokkinakis said after the game

“It’s more about having fun and enjoying each other’s company So we can get started anytime””

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