While the rain disrupted the day’s program on Wednesday, like that of the day before, the huge sensation came from the elimination of Rafael Nadal, seeded number one and defending champion, in the second round.

Frenchman Ugo Humbert, opposed to Richard Gasquet in the first round of the Australian Open, January 18, 2023. (MARTIN KEEP / AFP)

A start to the second round in the rain. After a heat wave the day before, followed by heavy showers that prevented the smooth running of the matches, the rain continued to disrupt the programming on Wednesday 18 January.

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