Australian Open 2015: Nick into QFs; Stan Continues to Impress

Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR PRO 120) is on a roll, and has become the first local to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals since Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97, YONEX Shoes) in 2005. In his fourth round match, Nick came back from two sets down to defeat Italy’s Andreas Seppi—who had won against Roger Federer in the previous round. Turning the tide in the third set, Nick grabbed a pivotal breakpoint that would act as a catalyst for things to come. After forcing and winning a tiebreak in the too-close-for-comfort fourth set, Nick fiercely fought for a win in a 54-minute deciding set. Breaking his opponent in the 14th game, Nick won the match after his opponent hit the ball wide, advancing to his second Grand Slam quarterfinal. With cheers from local fans echoing in the background, the match ended at 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), 8-6.

Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO) is continuing his run back to the Aussie Open trophy, moving into round four with a victory over Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen. Stan once again demonstrated staggering prowess on the court with ferocious forehand winners, dominating with both power and precision. Stan hit 55 winners out of 104 total points—53%, an incredible percentage, with the average at the tournament currently at 36%. Particularly excelling in short rallies, and proving dangerous when close to the net, Wawrinka earned yet another straight-sets victory, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, moving onto round 4.

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G, YONEX String)  is into the doubles quarterfinals with partner Nicolas Mahut. The two are proving to be formidable opponents on the court, breezing past two seeded pairs in straight sets, with a 6-3, 6-4 win against 11th seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah in the second round and a 6-3, 6-3 victory against Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi/Nenad Zimonjic in the third. In women’s doubles, Yonex players Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN) and Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO) faced off, with Zheng making it into the quarterfinals with her partner.

Stan’s VCORE Tour G continues to deliver him great results once again at this year’s Australian Open. Pierre is also seeing stunning results with the racquet that delivers devastating spin and power, made especially for offensive big-hitters. The newest evolution in the VCORE Tour series, the VCORE Tour F, increases serve speed by a staggering 6% thanks to its unique construction. Utilizing Yonex’s new Aero Fin Technology, fins equipped in the top of the racquet frame cut down on air resistance, giving you the speed you need serve bigger than ever before.


2015 Australian Open Tournament Results

Men’s Singles (Round 4)

Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR PRO 120)(AUS) def. Andreas Seppi (ITA) 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), 8-6

Men’s Singles (Round 3)

[4] Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour GSHT-PRO)(SUI) def. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

Men’s Doubles (Round 3)

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G, YONEX String)(FRA)/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) def. [8] Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 6-3,6-3

Men’s Doubles (Round 2)

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (VCORE Tour G YONEX String)(FRA)/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) def. [11] Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)/Robert Farah (COL) 6-3,6-4

Women’s Doubles (Round 3)

[14] Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN)/Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) def. [4] Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO)(SUI)/Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 6-3, 6-3

Women’s Doubles (Round 2)

[4] Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO)(SUI)/Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Daniela Hantuchova (SKV)/Karin Knapp (ITA) 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-2

[9] Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 125)(CZE)/Monique Adamczak (AUS)/Olivia Rogowaska (AUS) 6-3, 6-2

[14] Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN)/Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) def. Lara Arruabarrena (ESP)/Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-4. 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Round 1)

[7] Martina Hingis (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125SHT-PRO)(SUI)/Leander Paes (IND) def. Masa Jovanovic (AUS)/Sam Thompson (AUS) 6-2, 7-6(2)

[4] Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 125)/Alexander Peya (AUT) def. Raquel Kops-Jones (USA)/Scott Lipsky (USA) 6-1, 6-3

Daria Gavrilova (EZONE Ai 100POLYTOUR PRO 125)(AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) def. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) 7-6(6), 7-5

Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS002 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 130, TOUR SUPER SOLID-X 125)/Pablo Cuevas (URU) def. [6] Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)/Nenad Zimonjic (FRA) 6-4,5-7,10-4