Best win of my career. I beat a guy that made the semis of the French Open (last year). I'm really happy with how I stuck together. Even though I thought for a lot of the period of that time I wasn't playing my best tennis, I found a way to kind of get the points there, the games I needed to.said Kokkinakis. The teen said that there was more to come as he is looking to go deep into the tournament.
It was exciting. I know it was a good win. There's more to come.The other big upset of the day came from the women's draw, when World No.5 Ana Ivanovic suffered a shock 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Czech qualifier, Lucie Hradecka.
The whole match, I didn’t really feel like myself out there.said Ivanovic after the loss. In a day when 8 of the 32 seeds fell, it seems that it all comes down to the day of play and anything can happen as qualifiers are giving their all against the top seeds. The lowest ranked qualifier in the draw, India's Yuki Bhambri might have gone down to the Mighty Scot, Andy Murray in straight sets but the World No.6 had words of praise for the Indian talent. Andy said that he didn't feel like playing against a World No.317, in fact, he said that he felt like playing against a higher ranked player and said that there is a lot of hope for Yuki Bhambri. The other victims on day 1 include Angelique Kerber(No.9), Lucie Safarova(No.16), Svetlana Kuznetsova(No.27), Sabine Lisicki(No.28) and Belinda Bencic(No.32) in the Women's draw. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Grigor Dimitrov breezed into the second round winning in straight sets in their individual matches. The opening day sparks are expected to continue with Australians cheering their young heroes and tennis fans around the world expecting twists, turns and nail-biting finishes all the way. After a long off-season, Australian Open 2015 is the right dose of entertainment for tennis fans around the world. We hope that it revives the fun and excitement and carries it forward in the new season.