I don't want to get anyone too excited because this 1rst round slam match is best 3/5, but Louk Sorensen just won the first set over Lu 6-4.
1 set down, 2 to go!
Is that the first GS set won by an Irish player in ages?
Well, at least since 1985. "The 25-year-old Sorensen beat New Zealander Daniel King-Turner 6-4, 7-6(3), to become the first Irishman to gain entry into a Grand Slam singles draw since Matt Doyle played in the 1985 Australian Open.
Louk will be following in his father Sean's footsteps - the current Irish Davis Cup captain also played in a Grand Slam event when he went down to the great Rod Laver at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships."
And now I am really starting to feel optimistic. Louk is up a break 2-1 in the second set and is now serving 15-0. This is getting good.....
The live scores from the Australian Open web site are completely screwed up. They show the first set win for Louk as never happening and him leading 3-2 in the first set after already reporting he won it 6-4. I double-checked the score on Tennis.com and they show Louk as leading 6-4, 3-2, but they show it as being on serve in the second set. So I'm confused, but things do appear to be going well.