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All matches of the first round of Australian Open qualification were postponed due to rain in Melbourne

All matches of the first qualifying round of the Australian Open Championship — 2024 have been postponed from January 8 to January 9, Fox Sports reports.

The decision to postpone the matches is due to heavy rain in Melbourne (Australia), where the competitions are held. The organizers said that, if necessary, matches can be held on indoor courts. It is expected that the qualification will be completed as planned, however, if the rain in Melbourne continues, some qualifying matches may be postponed to January 13, and the main tournament of the Australian Open will begin on January 15, not 14.

Let us remind you that the reigning winner of the Australian Open is the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one racket. The reigning champion of the tournament among women is the Belarusian athlete Aryna Sobolenko (the second racket of the world).