Omar Jasika has rebounded from a Australian Open Tennis Live first-set meltdown to win a place in the Australian Open with a four-set play-off final win on Sunday.Jasika, 19, stuttered early before steam-rolling no-fuss Queenslander John-Patrick Smith 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 at Melbourne Park to win the coveted wildcard for the 2017 tournamentIt’s offical: Omar Jasika of Australia celebrates winning through to the Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images.
Event : Australia Open TennisDate : Jan 16th,2017Place : AustraliaBroadcasting : australianopenlive-stream.com
He joins first-time grand slam entrant Jaimee Fourlis, who defeated Abbie Myers 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 in the women’s final earlier on Sunday.Jasika’s success means a return to the grand slam stage after successfully debuting at Melbourne Park this year with a second-round appearance.The tournament win came after Jasika escaped from two sets and a break down to Marinko Matosevic in the first round.In my head I was thinking I’d lost,” he said. “I found a way to win that and got better and better. It gave me confidence.
The former junior US Open champion was so frustrated by his tiebreak showing that he thrashed his racquet into the court for 10 seconds, earning a point penalty.After the rage came the rally.From 2-2 in the third set, Jasika won 10 straight games, returning with poise and hitting smartly around the court.
Smith found form in the fourth set, but AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS LIVE gave up a break in the ninth game and with it, the match.It was a close first set,” Jasika said.I was trying to keep my cool as much as I can … [the racquet smash] released a lot of anger.When the new balls came out in the second set I started to find more rhythm … I started not missing a lot.”
That the two wildcards are teenage talents – Fourlis is 17 – will please Tennis Australia.Fourlis, who like Jasika is a Melbourne native, said she couldn’t wait to play at the 2017 tournament against the sport’s elite.
It is an incredible feeling. I don’t know how to describe it,” she said.I don’t really care [who I draw].It’ll be an amazing feeling playing in front of a home crowd. I wouldn’t mind drawing an Aussie because then it’d be even. It’ll be awesome no matter what.
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The day was a double success for the Jasikas, with younger bother Amor winning a national underage tournament at Melbourne Park.I watched him this morning. It was a good day for my dad and mum,” he laughed.
Melbourne teenager Jaimee Fourlis is heading to the Australian Open after recording a straight-sets victory over Abbie Myers in the playoff final on Sunday.Fourlis, the world No.425, defeated Myers 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 at Melbourne Park and will play in her first grand slam as a 17-year-old with the triumph.
The win was sweet for Fourlis, who lost the final of the under-18 Australian championship last week, which also carried Australian Open entry as a prize.She said it was a “pretty surreal feeling” to be preparing for a tournament alongside the the sport’s best players.It is an incredible feeling. I don’t know how to describe it,” she said.I don’t really care (who I draw).
It’ll be an amazing feeling playing in front of a home crowd. I wouldn’t mind drawing an Aussie because then it’d be even. It’ll be awesome no matter what.In Sunday’s final, Fourlis showed her intent with a dashing down-the-line backhand winner in the match’s first point on the way to breaking Myers in the opening game.But the 22-year-old returned fire and took Fourlis to an opening set tiebreak.
Myers, the world No.600, lost a set point AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS LIVE STREAM in the tight decider, and led for most of the second set after securing an early break.Fist-pumping along the way, Fourlis recovered to level the set and won it with a break in the 12th game.Fourlis said spending time with Australian No.1 Sam Stosur in training in recent months had rubbed off on her.
“She’s one of the best – she hasn’t won a grand slam for nothing. She does everything right. I really look up to her and I respect her a lot,” she said.Fourlis also guaranteed to at least quadruple her career earnings even with a first-round loss in the year’s first major, which will be worth at least $38,500.
She joins Destanee Aiava, who defeated her in the under-18 final, in the 128-player field for the year’s first grand slam.Aiava, who is 16 and the world No.388, will be the first player born in the 2000s to play in a major.ABBIE Myers is the closest she has ever been to the Australian Open singles main draw and will face off with teenage third seed Jaimee Fourlis for the prized place on Sunday.
Whoever wins the wildcard that is up for grabs at Melbourne Park is in for a significant payday, with a first-round singles loser at the 2016 event earning $38,500 — a figure that has been tipped to rise in the upcoming event.
Myers prevailed in a hard-fought three-set battle with playoff second seed Alison Bai, with the 6-3 4-6 6-4 win her first ever victory over Canberra’s Bai in four attempts, taking her the deepest she has ever been in the Australian Open wildcard playoffs.
It feels absolutely fantastic. Just unreal. So hard to describe in words. I’m still kind of in shock,” Myers said.Fourlis, 17, had earlier taken care of young gun Olivia Tjandramulia 7-5 6-2 and said to continue her powerful run on Sunday would be a dream come true.That would be a pretty awesome feeling,” the teenager said.Jaimee Fourlis in action during the Australian Open wildcard playoff.
“That’s everyone’s goal, everyone’s dream, to play a grand slam.And to do it this way — if I won it — that would be even better, it would be awesome.Fourlis had roared to a 3-0 lead in the first set before Tjandramulia — who defeated playoff top seed Arina Rodionova on Thursday — won five games straight.
And the youngster said that the fact Australian Open Tennis Live she could fight back and close things out shows that the work she has been doing between her ears is paying off.I think just over time, I’m just continually thinking about,” Fourlis said.All of the people I have in my team, they help me (with that), my coach Beti is really big on staying in the present.
Missy Higgins, Peking Duk, Birds of Tokyo, The Temper Trap, The Living End, Jimmy Eat World, Tkay Maidza, DMA’S and Superband with Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite and Ross Wilson Tennis Australia, in association with Mushroom Events, is thrilled to announce the most star-studded line-up for Australian Open 2017.
Melbourne’s biggest party, The Open Sessions, will host some of the hottest Aussie and international acts at the Australian Open Live Stage, with Birds of Tokyo, DMA’S, The Temper Trap, Jimmy Eat World and The Living End among the all-star list.
We’re really excited to be playing at one of the biggest and most prestigious sporting events in the world – which also happens to be in our hometown! We’re thrilled to be sharing the stage with so many incredible artists and bands and getting amongst the Australian Open atmosphere,” said The Temper Trap frontman, Dougy Mandagi.
Aussie singer-songwriters Missy Higgins and Archie Roach, along with ARIA nominee Tkay Maidza and DJ duo Mashd N Kutcher will kick-start the party with two free concerts on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January, giving fans a taste of what’s in store at AO 2017.I’ve always been a big tennis fan so this is really exciting for me. I’m also thrilled to be part of such an incredible lineup of musicians this year,” said Higgins.
The highly anticipated Cooper’s Saturday will take place on 21 January, with ARIA chart toppers Peking Duk, and LA based DJ Drezo, expected to headline to a sell-out crowd following their continued success in the Aussie music scene.
We can’t wait to see Serena. She is the greatest sporting icon of the last 2 decades in so many ways. Also a great opportunity for us to jump on the ones and twos and get jiggy,” said Peking Duk’s Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles.
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As the official beer sponsor of the Australian Open, Coopers is excited by the mix of Australian and international music acts set to perform, including Peking Duk who will be headlining Cooper’s Saturday” said Coopers National Sales and Marketing Director, Cam Pearce.
We are looking forward to experiencing what will be a fun and entertaining series of events and spectacular showcase of music, while enjoying a selection of Australian-made and Australian-owned Coopers beers.”
Daryl Braithwaite will also return to the stage with legends Jon Stevens and Ross Wilson to delight crowds as part of a Superband showcase.Once again, Mushroom Events is thrilled to be involved in curating the 2017 schedule of artists to perform during the Australian Open,” said Mushroom Group Chairman Michael Gudinski.
The live music program has grown over the past few years and established itself as a key addition to the greatest Tennis Tournament in the world. The variety of music on offer is appealing to all ages.In an Australian Open first, the Australian Open Live Stage will be held at Birrarung Marr, where fans are set to experience a fun, new vibe and atmosphere.
Our focus on innovation means we Australian Open Tennis 2017 Live are constantly creating new opportunities and experiences for the fans,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.We’ve expanded our entertainment both on and off the court for 2017, and relocated our biggest music acts, the Open Sessions, into a vibrant new space at Birrarung Marr. We expect it to be a big hit with Australian Open fans.[source]