Russian tennis player Mikhail Yuzhny has stormed into the third round of the Australian Open. Yuzhny, who is seeded 25, defeated the home crowd's favorite Joseph Sirianni 6:2, 6:3, 6:3. The straight sets win took exactly two hours.
The Davis Cup hero will face seventh seed Jiri Novak from the Czech republic in the third round.
Novak recorded a hard fought victory, 7:6 (7:1), 7:6 (7:5), 4:6, 4:6, 6:3, over Belgian Olivier Rochus in his second round tie.
The Bulgarian authorities made a stupid and absurd decision when they did not let a government flight with official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova on board fly to North Macedonia