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Top seed Dennis Novak seeks his second main draw appearance at the Australian Open.

Novak Marches On In Australian Open Qualifying

Schnur advances on Wednesday

Top-seeded Austrian Dennis Novak wasted no time getting down to business on Wednesday in the opening round of Australian Open qualifying, sprinting past German Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-2 in 57 minutes.

Concerns around the air quality in Melbourne affected Wednesday’s schedule, with many matches being pushed to Thursday. Only 12 matches were completed during the day.

Third-seeded Canadian Brayden Schnur rallied to defeat Austrian Sebastian Ofner 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Fellow Canadian Steven Diez, the No. 23 seed, moved through Barbadian Darian King 6-2, 6-2.

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Ernesto Escobedo produced the comeback of the day in his 2-6, 7-6(8), 7-6(7) win over fellow American Mitchell Krueger. Escobedo saved three match points in the second-set tie-break before going on to prevail in two hours and 17 minutes.

Click here to view all the results from Day 2 of qualifying.

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