The round of 16 of the lower part of the board is played (both men and women): Jannik on the pitch against De Minaur no earlier than 4.30 Italian time
From the final of the Next Gen to the round of 16 of a Grand Slam. Jannik Sinner against Alex De Minaur: in 2019 the two competed for the title in Milan (victory for the South Tyrolean, 4-2 4-1 4-2), now access to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open is played. The challenge between one of the rising stars of world tennis and the host could only take place on the main court: third match on the Rod Laver Arena, not before 4.30 am Italian time.
A very rich night, that of the eighth day of the Australian Open. Simultaneously with Sinner, the number 2 in the world will also take the field: Daniil Medvedev will face Maxime Cressy, who after winning against John Isner in the first round (6-4 in the fifth set) faced the numbers 132 and 175 in the world , Thomas Machac and Christopher Oconnell. Will there be a match between the two? The start is scheduled no earlier than 4 am Italian time at Margaret Court. The daytime session of the Australian Open will also see two interesting women’s matches: to kick off the day at the Rod Laver Arena will be Collins-Mertnes and Halep-Cornet. While at the John Cain Arena, not before the 4 Italians, there will be Cilic against Auger-Aliassime.
In the morning
Between Sinner and Medvedev, therefore, the Italian night will be full of great tennis. But there will also be excellent protagonists in our morning: in the evening session on the Rod Laver Arena Stefanos Tsitsipas and Taylor Fritz will play among the men, before the match between Aryna Sabalenka (seeded number 2, struggling with several problems in the service) and the number 115 in the world, Kaia Kanepi. Not before 7.30 am in Italy, on Margaret Court, will the seed number 7 of the women’s draw take the field: Iga Swiatek will challenge Sorana Cirstea. Also interesting is the program regarding the doubles matches: between the men on the field Ram and Salisbury (seeded number 2, second match on the John Cain Arena), between the women Krejcikova and Siniakova, seeded number 1 and on the field in the third match on the Kia Arena.
January 23 – 20:32
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