The first week of a Grand Slam always seems to slip by.
In the space of just six days, the 256 individual nominees were reduced to just 32 in the men’s and women’s draw, with packed matchdays seemingly ending by the minute and fading into dramatic nights of seeded matches.
Like the US Open, Australia has made night tennis the main event, and has the benefit of being cooler for players, usually crowded (where permitted), and starting at 8am in the UK. .
However, rafael Nadal he’s been playing in the hot sun all week and the organizers usually try to give players, at least the bigger ones, the same space in one day.
he will assume Adrian Mannarino, the French left-hander who beat Aslan Karatsev in the third round, for a place in the quarter-finals not before 3am. in England.
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Nadal and Mannarino are unlikely to offer much sheer consolation, given the Spaniard hasn’t lost to another left-hander in five years and his opponent’s limited ability to hit winners, but considering most of you in England will be asleep, maybe it matters. no.
If anyone wants to burn it midnight oil, Paula Badosa you madison key Both are in excellent form this year and will be Rod Laver’s first. They have never played before, but they won 17 games against each other in 2022 and lost just twice.
The next morning, there was another amazing fight in the princess draw as amanda Anisimov, who beat Naomi Osaka in the third round, trying to give the world number 1 Ashley barty his first real test of the tournament in at 8 am. They last met at the French Open in 2019, when Barty came from a set down to win their semifinal match.
The man’s party choice for sure Alejandro Zverevclashed with Denis Shapovalov. Both are incredibly talented, but both are battling a battle with the top players: Zverev 4-14 against the top 20 players at a Grand Slam, while Shapovalov has just one win against top five opponents in any tournament. One of those notes will improve, listen no earlier than 4am in the UK to find out which one.
Sunday game order
(All GMT time)
Rod Laver Stadium
- Madison Keys vs Paula Badosa (8)
- Barbora Krejcikova (4) vs Victoria Azarenka (24)
- (Not before 3am) Adrián Mannarino vs Rafael Nadal (6)
at 8 am
- Ashleigh Barty (1) vs Amanda Anisimova
- Pablo Carreño Busta (19) vs Matteo Berrettini (7)
Margaret Court Stadium
- (Not before 2am) Jessica Pegula (21) vs Maria Sakkari (5)
- (No ante de las 04:00) Alexander Zverev (3) vs Denis Shapovalov (14)
Jon Cain’s Sand
- (Not before 07:30) Miomir Kecmanovic vs Gael Monfils (17)
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