The Australian Open is one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world, and this year was no exception. In Melbourne, Dan Evans defeated Jeremy Chardy to win his first Grand Slam title. For more on the results of the 2023 Australian Open, read on to find out more about this exciting tennis tournament.
Britain’s Dan Evans raced through to the Australian Open third round, helped by winning a bizarre point that left his opponent Jeremy Chardy fuming.
Evans was playing against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the third round of the Australian Open when an unusual point system came into play. The game went to a tiebreak, and Evans emerged victorious in the final set with a 6-4 scoreline. In addition to the victory, this bizarre point system helped Evans secure a spot in the next round. The points were as follows:
1) If the first player wins two points in a row, they are awarded an additional point.
2) If the second player wins two points, they are awarded one point.
3) If both players win one point, then it is a tiebreak.
Chardy was not thrilled with how this particular point system worked out for him – he was leading 4-1 in sets but only earned six points total because Evans won two points in a row. This left Chardy feeling frustrated and angry, which is likely why he reacted so negatively after the match.
Why was Chardy furious and what is the rule?
Australian Open 2018: Dan Evans Defeats Jeremy Chardy in Five Sets Australia’s Dan Evans made a triumphant return to the world’s top 20 with a five-set victory over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy. This was Evans’s first Grand Slam victory since the 2016 Australian Open and it capped off an excellent run of form which has seen him reach consecutive ATP World Tour Finals.
Chardy had the advantage of playing in his home country, but it was not enough to overcome Evans’s experienced and aggressive play. The Brit found success in both singles and doubles competitions during this period, which demonstrated his versatility as an player. In the singles final, Evans faced a tough opponent in veteran three-time champion Stan Wawrinka, but he came out on top with a tight victory in four sets.
Despite losing their opening match of the doubles tournament, Chardy and Alex de Minaur were able to make it to the final where they faced off against American pair Sam Querrey and Jack Sock. Despite dropping the first set 6-4, Querrey and Sock bounced back to win the second set 7-5 before clinching another seven-set win in the third set. This result gave America its fourth consecutive men’s doubles title at Melbourne Park.
Australian Open 2023 results: Dan Evans beats Jeremy Chardy in Melbourne
In Melbourne, Dan Evans defeated Jeremy Chardy in straight sets to claim his first Australian Open title. The British number 1 had a tough draw, facing four top-10 players in the first round, but he proved himself as a worthy champion by coming out on top.
The victory gives Evans his first Grand Slam title and he becomes the seventh man to win two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. The 26th seed from Wales dominantly took control of the match, winning nine of the opening 10 games. However, Chardy mounted a comeback in the last few set, but Evans was always too strong for him and prevailed in three hours and 36 minutes.