As it happened: Australian Open 2019, Round of 128

Andy Murray came back from two sets down against Agut to force a fifth set at the Australian Open 2019.

Andy Murray volleys in his practice match against Novak Djokovic ahead of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Thursday.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the Australian Open.

Andy Murray went down in five sets in what will possibly be his last Australian Open match.

Murray: "I think I'm gonna be alright. It was incredible. Thank you so so much to everyone that came out tonight.

"I've loved playing here over the years, If this was my last match, like you say, (it's) an amazing way to end. I virtually gave everything I had, and it wasn't enough tonight.

"I don't know. Maybe I'll see you again. I'll do everything possible to try (to come back). If I wanna go again I'll need to have a big operation from which there's no guarantee I'll be able to come back from anyway but I'll give it my best shot."

Here is Monday's order of play and the results as of now:

Rod Laver Arena5:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

M. Sharapova (30) vs H. Dart (Q)

Men’s singles 1st round

J. Duckworth (WC) vs R. Nadal (2)

Women’s singles 1st round

P. Hercog vs A. Kerber (2)

Sharapova beat Dart 6-0 6-0 (REPORT)

Nadal beat Duckworth 6-4 6-3 7-5 (REPORT)

Kerber beat Hercog 6-2 6-2 (REPORT)

Rod Laver Arena1:30pm

Women’s singles 1st round

A. Van Uytvanck vs C. Wozniacki (3)

Men’s singles 1st round

D. Istomin vs R. Federer (3)

Wozniacki beat Uytvanck 6-3, 6-4

Federer beat Istomin 6-3 6-4 6-4


Margaret Court Arena5:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

J. Goerges (14) vs D. Collins

S. Stephens (5) vs T. Townsend

Men’s singles 1st round

A. de Minaur (27) vs P. Sousa

Collins beat Jorges 2-6 7(7)-6(5) 6-4

Stephens beat Townsend 6-4 6-2 (REPORT)

De Minaur beat Sousa 6-4 7-5 6-4

Margaret Court Arena1:30pm

Women’s singles 1st round

A. Barty (15) vs L. Kumkhum

Men’s singles 1st round

M. Cilic (6) vs B. Tomic

Barty beat Kumkhum 6-2 6-2

Cilic beat Tomic 6-2 6-4 7-6(3)

Hisense Arena5:30am

Men’s singles 1st round

K. Anderson (5) vs A. Mannarino

Women’s singles 1st round

M. Sakkari vs J. Ostapenko (22)

Men’s singles 1st round

K. Edmund (13) vs T. Berdych

R. Bautista Agut (22) vs A. Murray

Anderson beat Mannarino 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1

Sakkari beat Ostapenko 6-1 3-6 6-2

Berdych beat Edmund 6-3 6-0 7-5

Bautista-Agut beat Murray 6-4 6-4 7-6(5) 7-6(4) 6-2


1573 Arena5:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

J. Ponchet (Q) vs C. Garcia (19)

Men’s singles 1st round

G. Dimitrov (20) vs J. Tipsarevic

Women’s singles 1st round

A. Riske vs K. Bertens (9)

Men’s singles 1st round

M. Ebden vs J. Struff

Women’s singles 1st round

P. Kvitova (8) vs M. Rybarikova

Garcia beat Ponchet 6-2 6-3

Dimitrov beat Tipsarevic 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-4 (REPORT)

Bertens beat Riske 6-3 6-3

Ebden beat Struff 1-6 6-4 6-3 6-4

Kvitova beat Ryubarikova 6-3 6-2


Court 35:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

A. Kalinskaya (Q) vs A. Sabalenka (11)

Men’s singles 1st round

S. Tsitsipas (14) vs M. Berrettini

Women’s singles 1st round

E. Perez (WC) vs Y. Wang

Men’s singles 1st round

F. Lopez vs J. Thompson

Sabalenka beat Kalanskeya 6-1 6-4

Tsitsipas beat Berrettini 6(3)-7(7) 6-4 6-3 7(7)-6(4)

Wang beat Perez 6-4 6-0

Thompson beat Lopez 6-1 7(7)-6(0) 6-3

Court 55:30am

Men’s singles 1st round

C. Eubanks (Q) vs N. Basilashvili (19)

Women’s singles 1st round

M. Puig vs A. Pavlyuchenkova

Y. Putintseva vs B. Strycova (32)

I. Begu vs A. Petkovic

Basilashvili beat Eubanks 6-4 4-6 7(8)-6(6) 6-3

Pavlyuchenkova beat Puig 6-4 6-3

Putintseva beat Strycova 6-4 7(7)-6(1)

Petkovic retired. Begu qualifies to the next round. Scores:- Begu-Petkovic: 6(3)-7(7) 4-3

Court 75:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

A. Sharma (Q) vs P. Hon (WC)

P. Badosa Gibert (Q) vs K. Birrell (WC)

Men’s singles 1st round

P. Gojowczyk vs K. Khachanov (10)

F. Delbonis vs J. Millman

Sharma beat Hon 7-5 4-6 6-1

Birrell beat Badosa Gilbert 6-4 6-2

Khachanov beat Gojowczyk 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-3

Millman beat Delbonis 6-3 3-6 7-6 6-2

Court 85:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

D. Vekic (29) vs K. Mladenovic

B. Mattek-Sands vs Z. Hives (WC)

Men’s singles 1st round

R. Opelka vs J. Isner (9)

G. Monfils (30) vs D. Dzumhur

Vekic beat Mladenovic 6-2 6-4

Hives beat Mattek-Sands 6-1 6-2

Opelka beat Isner 7(7)-6(4) 7(8)-6(6) 6(4)-7(7) 7(7)-6(5)

Monfils beat Dzumhur 6-0 6-4 6-0

Court 105:30am

Men’s singles 1st round

M. Mmoh vs R. Albot

Women’s singles 1st round

O. Jabeur vs T. Babos

Men’s singles 1st round

A. Rublev vs M. McDonald

Albot beat Mmoh 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-2

Babos beat Jabeur 7(7)-6(5) 7(7)-6(3)

McDonald beat Rublev 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4

Court 125:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

K. Boulter vs E. Makarova

B. Haddad Maia (Q) vs B. Pera

Men’s singles 1st round

M. Basic vs H. Laaksonen (Q)

C. Norrie vs T. Fritz

Boulter beat Makarova 6-0 4-6 7(9)-6(6) (REPORT)

Haddad Maia beat Pera 6-3 5-7 6-4

Laaksonen beat Basic 6-4 7(7)-6(4) 4-6 6-3

Fritz beat Norrie 6-3 7-6(6) 6-2

Court 135:30am

Men’s singles 1st round

M. Kecmanovic (Q) vs F. Verdasco (26)

J. Kubler (WC) vs T. Fabbiano

Women’s singles 1st round

B. Bencic vs K. Siniakova

K. Flipkens vs A. Sasnovich

Verdasco beat Kecmanovic 7(7)-6(5) 6-3 6-3

Fabbiano beat Kubler 6-4 7(7)-6(1) 2-6 6-3

Bencic beat Siniakova 6-4 2-6 6-3

Sasnovich beat Flipkens 6-1 6-1

Court 145:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

H. Watson vs P. Martic (31)

Men’s singles 1st round

G. Garcia-Lopez vs R. Haase

M. Polmans (WC) vs D. Kudla

Martic beat Watson 6-1 6-2

Haase beat Garcia Lopez 7-5 6-4 7-5

Kudla beat Polmans 5-7 1-6 6-2 6-3 6-2

Court 155:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

S. Cirstea vs R. Peterson

Men’s singles 1st round

F. Tiafoe vs P. Gunneswaran (Q)

Women’s singles 1st round

A. Kontaveit (20) vs Sorribes Tormo

Men’s singles 1st round

A. Seppi vs S. Johnson (31)

Peterson beat Cirstea 6-4 6-1

Tiafoe beats Gunneswaran 7(9)-6(7) 6-3 6-3 (REPORT)

Kontaveit beat Tormo 6-3 6-2

Seppi beat Johnson 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-3

Court 195:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

Y. Bonaventure (Q) vs S. Vickery

L. Tsurenko (24) vs E. Alexandrova

Men’s singles 1st round

T. Ito (Q) vs D. Evans (Q)

Y. Nishioka vs T. Sandgren

Vickery beat Bonaventure 2-6 6-4 6-4

Tsurenko beat Alexandrova 6-4 7(7)-6(4)

Evans beat Ito 7-5 6-1 7(10)-6(8)

Nishioka beat Sandgren 6-4 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4

Court 205:30am

Women’s singles 1st round

M. Vondrousova vs E. Rodina

Men’s singles 1st round

P. Cuevas vs D. Lajovic

R. Molleker (Q) vs D. Schwartzman (18)

Women’s singles 1st round

V. Lapko vs J. Larsson

Vondrousova beat Rodina 6-3 6-2

Cuevas beat Lajovic 6-4 7-5 6-1

Schwartzman beat Molleker 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-0

Lapko retired. Larsson progresses to R2 with scores of 7(7)-6(5) 3-0

Court 225:30am

Men’s singles 1st round

S. Travaglia (Q) vs G. Andreozzi

Women’s singles 1st round

M. Niculescu vs A. Anisimova

Men’s singles 1st round

V. Troicki (Q) vs R. Carballes Baena

Travaglia beat Andreozzi 6(3)-7(7) 6-2 6-3 6-2

Anisimova beat Niculescu 7(7)-6(3) 6-4

Troicki beat Carballes Baena 6-1 1-6 2-6 6-1 6-4


  • Reigning Australian Open champion and third seed Roger Federer begins the defence of his title against Denis Istomin, the world No. 99, who’s lost all his six matches against the Swiss master.
  • Roger Federer stands tied with top seed Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson with six Australian Open singles titles. At age 37, can Federer take the all-time record? Or will it be Djokovic? The Serb had a blistering second half of 2018, winning Wimbledon and the US Open.
  • In the first round, Marin Cilic, the 2018 runner-up to Roger Federer, plays Bernard Tomic, the controversial Aussie who dropped to No. 243 in the world last year before ending inside the top 100.
  • Bernard Tomic lost in the qualifiers for the 2018 Australian Open, then bizarrely, albeit briefly, appeared on the TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here’.
  • The battle of the giants: In what will be the tallest professional tennis in history, the 6’10 John Isner will take on the 6’11 Reilly Opelka in round one on Melbourne Park’s Court 8.
  • Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the only Indian in this year’s Australian Open singles, but he’ll not find it easy getting to the second round. His first opponent is Frances Tiafoe, the 20-year-old Next-Gen star.
  • Andy Murray has a tough opening match in his last Australian Open. He faces 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut, who defeated Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych in consecutive days to win the Qatar Open just a week ago.


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