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Aussie wildcard Ty Host advances to the second spherical within the Australian Open 2024 boys’ singles competitors.

Melbourne, Australia, 20 January 2024 | Leigh Rogers

A primary journey to the Australian Open is usually an eye-opening expertise for any younger tennis fan.

That is very true for Ty Host, whose first time at Melbourne Park is proving extra memorable than most.

The 16-year-old Aussie, a wildcard on this 12 months’s boys’ singles competitors, scored a breakthrough win right now at Grand Slam degree.

“First Slam, first win. I used to be nervous at some factors but it surely felt actually good,” an excited Host mentioned after triumphing 6-3 6-3 towards Bolivia’s Diego Eduardo Munoz Navia.

Host was born in America and at the moment lives in Florida, however represents Australia, the place his mom was born and raised.

“It’s my first time right here (on the Australian Open) watching or taking part in,” mentioned Host, who names Swiss legend Roger Federer as his largest inspiration.

“It’s been superior. There have been lots of people watching my match too, in order that was a little bit of a primary.”

Off-court he has been taking advantage of his first Australian Open expertise as properly.

“I’ve watched a number of matches, together with (Daniil) Medvedev versus (Emil) Ruusuvuori. I didn’t keep the entire match although, as a result of that was a little bit late,” he mentioned.

Host is hoping to increase his Australian Open go to even additional when he faces 14th seed Jangjun Kim, a 17-year-old Korean, within the second spherical.

“I wish to go so far as I can within the event, clearly that’s the primary objective,” mentioned Host, who’s at the moment ranked No.188 on the earth junior rankings.

“However no matter occurs, occurs.”

Hayden Jones, a 17-year-old from the Gold Coast, can also be by to the second spherical within the boys’ singles competitors.

The sixteenth seed scored a 7-5 6-4 victory towards Italian Daniele Rapagnetta to arrange a second-round showdown with Jagger Leach, the son of former world No.1 and Australian Open 2000 champion Lindsay Davenport.

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Aussies in motion – Australian Open

TODAY’S RESULTS
Boys’ singles, first spherical
[16] Hayden Jones (AUS) 
d Daniele Rapagnetta (ITA) 7-5 6-4
[WC] Ty Host (AUS)
 d [WC] Diego Eduardo Munoz Navia (BOL) 6-3 6-3
Mees Rottgering (NED) d [WC] Hugh Winter (AUS) 6-2 7-6(4)

Women’ singles, first spherical
[2] Sara Saito (JPN) d [WC] Giselle Guillen (AUS) 6-2 6-2
[10] Ena Koike (JPN) d [WC] Renee Alame (AUS) 6-2 6-4

COMING UP
Boys’ singles, first spherical
[13] Pavle Marinkov (AUS) v Hoyoung Roh (KOR)
[WC] Rohan Hazratwala (AUS) v [5] Kaylan Bigun (USA)
[WC] Cruz Hewitt (AUS) v [6] Alexander Razeghi (USA)
[WC] Daniel Jovanovski (AUS) v Atakan Karahan (TUR)
[WC] Jerome Estephan (AUS) v [Q] William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)

Boys’ singles, second spherical
[16] Hayden Jones (AUS) v Jagger Leach (USA)
[WC] Ty Host (AUS)
v [14] Jangjun Kim (KOR)

> VIEW: Australian Open 2024 boys’ singles draw

Women’ singles, first spherical
[6] Emerson Jones (AUS) v [Q] Daria Egorova
Maya Joint (AUS) v [14] Wakana Sonobe (JPN)
[WC] Tahlia Kokkinis (AUS) v Asylzhan Arystanbekova (KAZ)
[WC] Koharu Nishikawa (AUS) v Mia Slama (USA)
[WC] Kimiko Cooper (AUS) v [Q] Lea Nilsson (SWE)
[Q] Alana Subasic (AUS) v Noemi Basiletti (ITA)

> VIEW: Australian Open 2024 women’ singles draw

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