The Australian Open begins to go through the decisive instances, and the seventh day, which will continue without an audience, brings promising matches in both frames to warm up ESPN’s screen.
In the men’s box, the main focus is on the duel between Novak Djokovic (N ° 1 in the ATP ranking) and Milos Raonic (14°) for a place in the quarterfinals: the Serbian did not train and his participation against the Canadian has not yet been confirmed. We have to wait to see how it evolves and if it can jump to the Rod Laver Arena this Sunday.
It should be noted that it will not be the only one of the interesting matches of the day. Dominic Thiem (3°) in front of Grigor Dimitrov (twenty-one°) they will go one way, Alexander Zverev (7°) will face Dusan Lajovic (27°) Y Felix Auger-Aliassime (19°) will play against Aslan Karatsev (114°), Diego Schwartzman’s executioner in straight sets.
On the female side, several stellar duels are coming: Serena Williams (11°) Y Aryna Sabalenka (7°), who will meet for the first time on the circuit, will go in search of a place in the quarterfinals. The winner must be measured in the next instance against Simona halep, the No. 2 in the world, or the Polish Iga Swiatek (17°), which will also have action on the seventh day.
At the same time, Naomi Osaka (3°) will be measured with Garbiñe Muguruza (14°), a duel that promises a high tennis level. Whoever wins between the Japanese and the Spanish will play in the quarterfinals against the winner of the match between Marketa Vondrousova (20°) and Su-Wei Hsieh (71°), another of the meetings of the day.
The australian Nick kyrgios, although he was eliminated in singles against Thiem, he will participate with his compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round of doubles. They will play in front of Wesley Koolhof and Lukasz Kubot. In addition to the tennis level, Australians are candidates to offer a show.