British tennis players had a mixed day at various tournaments, with Cameron Norrie winning his first match at the Auckland Classic against Luca Van Assche, progressing to the quarter-finals. Norrie, a runner-up last year, expressed his emotional connection to the tournament and the importance of the win before heading to the Australian Open.
Jack Draper produced a stunning comeback against Miomir Kecmanovic in Adelaide, surviving two match points to secure victory in a thrilling three-set match. Jack Draper showcased great endurance, overcoming challenging situations to secure a victory that sets up a quarter-final against Tommy Paul
Unfortunately, Dan Evans lost to Alexander Bublik in Adelaide after initially making a promising start. Meanwhile, Emma Raducanu withdrew from another exhibition match due to soreness, raising concerns despite her expected participation in the Australian Open.
In Australian Open qualifying, Britons Harriet Dart, Francesca Jones, and Oliver Crawford secured wins, but Heather Watson and Jan Choinski were eliminated. The draw for the 2024 Australian Open is eagerly awaited, with the tournament set to commence on Sunday.
Despite mixed results, British players demonstrated their resilience and determination in various tournaments, setting the stage for an exciting Australian Open.