The Australian Open 2023 has been full of surprises till now and it continues to throw more surprises even on the fourth day of the event. Young players have been phenomenal and now have made the top 2 seeds at this Australian Open go home after the second round.
Today, the second-seeded player Casper Ruud was defeated by USA’s Jenson Brooksby in their second-round match at the Rod Laver Arena. Jenson upset Ruud in a 4-set match 6-3, 7-5, 6-7, 6-2.
DOWN GOES CASPER RUUD‼️
The No. 1️⃣ AND No. 2️⃣ seeds are now both out of the Australian Open 👀 pic.twitter.com/hcRVeAKleC
— ESPN (@espn) January 19, 2023
Now, the top 2 seeds here at the Australian Open 2023 have been sent home by two American players who are not even in the top 50 seeds. Yesterday, Mackenzie McDonald beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets and today Jenson Brooksby defeated Casper Ruud. both of these players are now in the third round of the Grand Slam.
Talking about other results, Diego Schwartzman was defeated by J.J. Wolf in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 as he moved to the third round. Spain’s Davidovich Fokina was also defeated by USA’s Tommy Paul 6-2, 2-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. This is also an upset because Fokina is seeded at number 30 whereas Paul is nowhere near the top 50. USA’s players have been phenomenal as they are playing as the underdogs and most of the upsets are done by them.
There are few more interesting matches lined up today and now the most probable title contender Novak Djokovic is also set to play his second round match today against Enzo Couacaud. Stay tuned to our website for all the updates related to the Australian Open 2023 and the world of sports.