ROME, 18 JAN – The blues Gianluca Mager, Stefano Travaglia and Marco Cecchinato were eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open tennis. The 26-year-old from Sanremo n.65 Atp did not make it against the 24 year old Russian Andrey Rublev, n.6 in the world and 5th seeded in the first slam of the year: he ends 6-3 6-2 6-2. The 30-year-old from Ascoli 98 Atp gave instead after four sets to the 33-year-old Spaniard Roberto Bautista, 18 in the world and 15th in the Australian seeding: 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 5-7 6-1 the final score . The 30-year-old from Palermo n.95 Atp finally lost 6-4 7-5 7-6 (7-0) against 38-year-old German Philipp Kohlschreiber (n.134). Now Jannik Sinner is on the field, against the Portuguese Joao Sousa. Later debut at the Australian Open also for Andreas Seppi and Lorenzo Musetti. (HANDLE).