There is no doubt that the focus of Day 11 of the Australian Open is the No. 50 classic between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. The two legends who dominated the courts in Melbourne in the current tennis era will face each other in the battle for a place in the final.
Nole is a record holder with his seven trophies at the Rod Laver Arena and is chasing eight while the Maestro will try to catch up with him this week. The duel between the two on Thursday is the last of the day, and is expected to begin not before 10:30 p.m.
Previously, local sweetheart Ashley Barty will try to continue to delight the audience in the stands. If she wins against Sofia Kenin, she will become the first Australian since 1980 to qualify for the trophy match.
The second singles match, in turn, contrasts two former No. 1 singles – 2018 finalist Simona Halep and Garbine Mugurusa, who returned appropriately to the big stage.
Rod Laver Arena (beginning at 2:00 AM):
1. Dodig / Polasek – Purcell / Saville
2. Ashley Barty – Sofia Kenin (not before 5:00 p.m.)
3. Simona Halep – Garbine Mugurusa (not before 6:30)
4. Roger Federer – Novak Djokovic (not before 10:30 p.m.)
See the full program HERE.