Australian Open 2022: Andy Murray, Emma Raducanu, Dan Evans and Heather Watson


The Australian Open is underway and competitors from around the world will be hoping to secure Grand Slam glory.

Thankfully for fans of British tennis there’s plenty of players to get behind.

British fans have plenty of big names to get behind

British fans have plenty of big names to get behind

Whether it’s Andy Murray looking to recapture his former glory or Emma Raducanu seeking to follow up her US Open glory down under, there’s plenty of reasons to be hopeful.

Here’s everything you need to know about the British Singles competitors at the 2022 Australian Open.

Men’s Singles

Andy Murray

Andy Murray will be hoping to show his worth at the Australian Open

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Andy Murray will be hoping to show his worth at the Australian Open

World ranking: 113

The 34-year-old is a five-time finalist at the Australian Open and will be hoping to use every ounce of his experience to progress as far as possible.

Results so far:

Round 1: won 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4 v. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO, world no.23 – seeded 21)

Round 2: v. Taro Daniel (JPN, world no.120)

Liam Broady – Eliminated

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Liam Broady suffered a first round defeat to Kick Kyrgios

World ranking: 128

The 28-year-old is making his main draw debut after making his Olympic debut last year.

Results so far:

Qualifying Round 1: won 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 v. Kacper Zuk (POL, world no.171)

Qualifying Round 2: won 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 v. J.J. Wolf (USA, world no.210)

Qualifying Round 3: won 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 v.Roman Safiullin (RUS, world no.146)

Round 1: defeat 4-6, 4-6, 3-6 v. Nick Kyrgios (AUS, world no.115)

Dan Evans

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Dan Evans will be hoping to impress down under

World ranking: 24

The 31-year-old British number two is competing in his sixth Australian Open and will be hoping to beat his career best of reaching the fourth round in a grand slam.

Round 1: won 6-4, 6-3, 6-0 v. David Goffin (BEL, world no.45)

Cameron Norrie – Eliminated

Cameron Norrie crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round

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Cameron Norrie crashed out of the Australian Open in the first round

World ranking: 12

The 26-year-old reached the last 32 of the Australian Open last year, but with ATP Tour victories in Mexico and Indian Wells under his belt this early elimination will be a blow.

Round 1: lost to Sebastian Korda (USA, world no.43) – 6-3, 6-0, 6-4

Women’s Singles

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu would love to make another big impression following her US Open win

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Emma Raducanu would love to make another big impression following her US Open win

World ranking: 18

The 19-year-old will be hoping to put in another strong display following her US Open glory at the end of 2021.

Round 1: won 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 v. Sloane Stephens (USA, world no.67

Round 2: v. Danka Kovinic (MNE, world no.98)

Heather Watson

9. Heather Watson (tennis)

Heather Watson wants to beat her personal best at the Australian Open

World ranking: 94

The 29-year-old will be hoping to beat her Australian open best when she reached the third round in 2013, however she has won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2016 and the Junior US Open crown in 2009.

Round 1: won 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 v. Mayar Sherif (EGY, world no.62

Round 2: v. Tamara Zidansek (SLO, world no.29 – seeded 29)

Harriet Dart – Eliminated

Harriet Dart lost in straight sets during her first round clash

Harriet Dart lost in straight sets during her first round clash

World ranking: 123

The 25-year-old British number three progressed from Grand Slam qualifying for the fifth time to reach the main draw.

Qualifying Round 1: won 6-4, 6-3 v. Federica Di Sarra (ITA, world no.205)

Qualifying Round 2: won 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 v. Alycia Parks (USA, world no.218)

Qualifying Round 3: won 6-3, 6-3 v. Kimberly Birrell (AUS, world no.664)

Round 1: lost 6-3, 6-0 v. Iga Swiatek (POL, world no.9 – seeded 7)

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