Infotainment Factory: LIVE: De Minaur faces super Saturday in Sydney

Trending

>

Post Top Ad

Post Top Ad

Friday, 11 January 2019

LIVE: De Minaur faces super Saturday in Sydney


//

Australian Alex de Minaur will have to win two matches in one day if he is to claim his maiden ATP world tour title in Sydney after his semi-final was postponed due to rain.

The unflappable 19-year-old was set to take the court against Gilles Simon on Friday night, before more than four hours of rain set in and washed away most of the evening's action.

Attempts were still being made to get the women's semi-final on court not long before midnight, but the decision was made to push the men's semi-final back to Saturday morning before the final that night.

It means de Minaur will play two matches on Saturday if he beats Simon, just two days before his Australian Open first-round clash with Portugal's Pedro Sousa.

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL: Live Match Centre

https://twitter.com/SydneyTennis/status/1083733787064774656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

However there is still plenty driving the local hope in Sydney.

De Minuar has never won a senior title on the world tour, but only Simon and Italian Andreas Seppi stand in his way - after the latter won his semi-final earlier on Friday.

A finalist as an 18-year-old in his home event in Sydney last year, de Minaur is now Australia's highest-ranked male player at No.29 and is seen as one of the bright lights of the sport in the country.

The Australian has a winning record over Simon, having beaten him in their only match up in Tokyo last year.

Meanwhile he has never played against the veteran Seppi, who is set to feature in his first final in three-and-a-half years.

https://twitter.com/wwos/status/1083858668855152640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Full broadcast times and schedule for day seven of the Sydney International

Viewers can find all of today's Sydney International action live and free on 9 and 9Now.

From 12pm - 3pm (AEDT) - Men’s Semi Final

From 3pm (AEDT) - Doubles, Women’s Final, Men's Final

Australian Alex de Minaur will have to win two matches in one day if he is to claim his maiden ATP world tour title in Sydney after his semi-final was postponed due to rain.

The unflappable 19-year-old was set to take the court against Gilles Simon on Friday night, before more than four hours of rain set in and washed away most of the evening's action.

Attempts were still being made to get the women's semi-final on court not long before midnight, but the decision was made to push the men's semi-final back to Saturday morning before the final that night.

It means de Minaur will play two matches on Saturday if he beats Simon, just two days before his Australian Open first-round clash with Portugal's Pedro Sousa.

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL: Live Match Centre

https://twitter.com/SydneyTennis/status/1083733787064774656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

However there is still plenty driving the local hope in Sydney.

De Minuar has never won a senior title on the world tour, but only Simon and Italian Andreas Seppi stand in his way - after the latter won his semi-final earlier on Friday.

A finalist as an 18-year-old in his home event in Sydney last year, de Minaur is now Australia's highest-ranked male player at No.29 and is seen as one of the bright lights of the sport in the country.

The Australian has a winning record over Simon, having beaten him in their only match up in Tokyo last year.

Meanwhile he has never played against the veteran Seppi, who is set to feature in his first final in three-and-a-half years.

https://twitter.com/wwos/status/1083858668855152640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Full broadcast times and schedule for day seven of the Sydney International

Viewers can find all of today's Sydney International action live and free on 9 and 9Now.

From 12pm - 3pm (AEDT) - Men’s Semi Final

From 3pm (AEDT) - Doubles, Women’s Final, Men's Final

http://bit.ly/2TLXhL0
//

No comments:

Post a Comment