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Thursday, 3 January 2019

De Minaur ready to face former world no.5


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On day five of the Brisbane International Aussie teen Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic will headline the night's action.

It's baby steps for former world No.5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he prepares for a thorough examination against an opponent he knows strangely well given they've never met before.

The Frenchman won back-to-back matches for the first time since February last year to reach the Brisbane International quarter-finals, where on Friday night he'll meet de Minaur.

https://twitter.com/wwos/status/1080994106992721927?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The 19-year-old made a name for himself in a run to the semi-finals on Pat Rafter Arena 12 months ago and his rise has not been lost on the current world No.239, who likened him to Lleyton Hewitt as he previewed their encounter.

Should the Aussie progress, a final-four clash with top-20 players Milos Raonic or Dimitri Medvedev awaits.

Tomljanovic will next face fifth seed Karolina Pliskova in her quarter-final. World no.46 Tomljanovic lost her only WTA-level encounter with Pliskova in 2015 but has had a stellar 12 months in which she put a couple of injury-hit seasons behind her to climb 72 places up the rankings.

A win would see her face Sasnovich or Croatia's Donna Vekic, who's ranked 34th, in the semi-finals.

- with AAP

De Minaur reveals his 2019 goals

Brisbane International broadcast schedule

DAY SESSION

Starts 11.00am local time in Brisbane (12.00pm AEDT)

M. Daniell (NZL) / W. Koolhof (NED) vs J. Millman (AUS) / J. Smith (AUS)

A. Sasnovich (BLR) vs D. Vekic (CRO)

D. Medvedev (RUS) vs M. Raonic (CAN)

NIGHT SESSION

Starts 7.00pm local time in Brisbane (8.00pm AEDT)

A. Tomljanovic (AUS) vs K. Pliskova (CZE)

J. Tsonga (FRA) vs A. de Minaur (AUS)

NINE TENNIS BROADCAST TIMES

SYD & MELB BRISBANE ADELAIDE PERTH

12:00-18:00 9GO! 11:00-17:00 Nine 11:30-17:30 9GO! 09:00-15:00 9GO!

20:00-23:30 9GO! 19:00-22:30 9GO! 19:30-23:00 9GO! 17:00-20:30 9GO!

On day five of the Brisbane International Aussie teen Alex de Minaur and Ajla Tomljanovic will headline the night's action.

It's baby steps for former world No.5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he prepares for a thorough examination against an opponent he knows strangely well given they've never met before.

The Frenchman won back-to-back matches for the first time since February last year to reach the Brisbane International quarter-finals, where on Friday night he'll meet de Minaur.

https://twitter.com/wwos/status/1080994106992721927?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The 19-year-old made a name for himself in a run to the semi-finals on Pat Rafter Arena 12 months ago and his rise has not been lost on the current world No.239, who likened him to Lleyton Hewitt as he previewed their encounter.

Should the Aussie progress, a final-four clash with top-20 players Milos Raonic or Dimitri Medvedev awaits.

Tomljanovic will next face fifth seed Karolina Pliskova in her quarter-final. World no.46 Tomljanovic lost her only WTA-level encounter with Pliskova in 2015 but has had a stellar 12 months in which she put a couple of injury-hit seasons behind her to climb 72 places up the rankings.

A win would see her face Sasnovich or Croatia's Donna Vekic, who's ranked 34th, in the semi-finals.

- with AAP

De Minaur reveals his 2019 goals

Brisbane International broadcast schedule

DAY SESSION

Starts 11.00am local time in Brisbane (12.00pm AEDT)

M. Daniell (NZL) / W. Koolhof (NED) vs J. Millman (AUS) / J. Smith (AUS)

A. Sasnovich (BLR) vs D. Vekic (CRO)

D. Medvedev (RUS) vs M. Raonic (CAN)

NIGHT SESSION

Starts 7.00pm local time in Brisbane (8.00pm AEDT)

A. Tomljanovic (AUS) vs K. Pliskova (CZE)

J. Tsonga (FRA) vs A. de Minaur (AUS)

NINE TENNIS BROADCAST TIMES

SYD & MELB BRISBANE ADELAIDE PERTH

12:00-18:00 9GO! 11:00-17:00 Nine 11:30-17:30 9GO! 09:00-15:00 9GO!

20:00-23:30 9GO! 19:00-22:30 9GO! 19:30-23:00 9GO! 17:00-20:30 9GO!

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