A Brilliant start for Lithuanian Ričardas Berankis in the Australian Open
January 2011
Ričardas Berankis playing in the Australian Open.
Photo courtesy lrytas.lt
The Lithuanian tennis player Ričardas Berankis has made a brilliant start in the 2011 Australian Open. In his first match last Tuesday, January 18, he easily defeated the Australian Marinko Matosevic 6:4, 6:2, 7:5. In his next match on Thursday, January 20, he completely demolished the Argentinian David Nalbandian (ranked 21 in the world) 6:1, 6:0, 2:0. The fact that Nalbandian was exhausted after his defeat of Australian Lleyton Hewitt two days earlier in a marathon 5 hour, 5 set match, may have contributed to Berankis’ easy victory. But Berankis’ victory was still remarkable. Ričardas Berankis’ run at the Australian Open was ended in the third round as he was swept aside by seventh seeded Spaniard David Ferrer in straight sets, 2-6 2-6 1-6.

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