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Only Misulic and Krause were in action on Tuesday

Only Misulic and Krause were in action on Tuesday

The two overwhelming ÖTV teams will begin qualifying for the Grand Slam in Melbourne.

With Julia Grabher out due to injury, who is struggling to make a comeback, Sebastian Offner and Dominic Thiem, who moved on only on Friday after Reilly Opelka (USA) withdrew, are currently the only Austrian representatives in the main individual field. Australian Open 2024. Together with Filip Misulic and Senja Krause, two other red-white-red players, he is trying to get the main ticket to the first Grand Slam tournament of the season through the three qualifying rounds. Both will be used for the first time only on Tuesday.

The draw for the preliminary round, which began on Monday, was held on Sunday at Melbourne Park. Both Misolic and Kraus were given initial tasks that were extremely difficult but still solvable. Styria's race (ATP 146) begins against Swiss Marc-Andrea Haussler (ATP 194), who was already No. 47 in the world for nearly eleven months. She opens the tournament in Vienna (WTA 199) against 24th-ranked Ukrainian Daria Snegur (WTA 136), who is also just 21 years old.

Yuri Rodionov (ATP 115) forgoes qualifying in favor of a longer preparation for the new season. Dennis Novak (ATP 165) and Lukas Neumayer (ATP 236) are instead active at the ATP Challenger level.

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