Australian Open Day 2, Nadal, Blake, Tsonga, Monfils, Berrer through second round

A staggering 55 unforced errors has brought about the downfall of Australian Carsten Ball, who lost 6-2 6-4 6-3 in his Australian Open 2009 first round match on Tuesday to German Michael Berrer.

Quick facts
Berrer won 114 points to Ball’s 82
Ball served 14 aces to Berrer’s nine, but had six double-faults to the German’s three
Berrer’s fastest serve was 204km/h
Ball had 55 unforced errors to Berrer’s 18

Men’s world No.14 Gael Monfils has advanced to the second round of Australian Open 2009 after a comfortable 6-1 6-3 7-5 win over Argentina’s Martin Vassallo Arguello.

Quick facts
Monfils had a fastest serve of 209km/h compared to Vassallo Arguello’s best of 196km/h
Monfils served nine aces in the match, while his opponent had none
Vassallo Arguello managed just 18 winners in three sets, while Monfils tallied 49 unforced errors

Australian Open 2008 men’s singles runner-up, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga progressed into the second round of Australian Open 2009 on Tuesday, defeating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-4 6-4 6-0 at Hisense Arena.

Quick facts
Tsonga hit 27 winners to Monaco’s 11
Each player double faulted twice, while Tsonga served five aces to Monaco’s three
Tsonga won 80 per cent of his net approaches, but made just 47 per cent of his first serve

Men’s ninth seed James Blake won comfortably through to the second round of day two at Australian Open 2009.
The American defeated Canadian Frank Dancevic in straight sets, 6-4 6-3 7-5.

Rafael Nadal has posted the most convincing performance of the Australian Open 2009 men’s tournament so far, crushing Christophe Rochus of Belgium 6-0 6-2 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Quick facts
Nadal won 83 points to Rochus’ 40
Nadal won 91 per cent of points on his first serve
Nadal served 10 aces to Rochus’ one
Rochus managed seven winners to Nadal’s 47

012009 tueday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images


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