Australian Open 2020: Day 12 Schedule, Preview and Order of Play
- A preview and schedule ahead of the action on Day 12 of the Australian Open 2020
The second of the men's semi-finals will be the biggest highlight on Day 12 but plenty of doubles action awaits tennis buffs before the closing weekend of the Australian Open 2020.
Fifth-seed Dominic Thiem who got the measure of top seed Rafael Nadal before storming into the semi-final at Melbourne Park will be up against German, Alexander Zverev. The two have played each other eight times in the past with Thiem leading 6-2 in the head-to-head but the upcoming semis at Melbourne Park may be too close to call,
Thiem played an absolute stunner against Nadal although the Spaniard seemed more than a bit hassled by the heat as compared to his opponent who displayed admirable composure for the most part.
If Thiem was in magnificent touch against Nadal, Zverev was equally imposing as he raised his game to overcome three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka and a great contest is on the cards at the Rod Laver Arena.
The Taiwanese-Czech pair of Su-Wei and Strycova have been in great form throughout the tournament and got the better of the all-Czech fourth-seeded duo of Barbora Krejčíková and Katerine Siniakova 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals.
Here is the complete Australian Open Schedule for Day 12:
Alexander Zverev vs Dominic Thiem - Approx 14:00 (IST)
Gabriela Dabrowski/Henri Kontinen vs Barbora Krejčíková/Nikola Mektić - Approx 08: 00 (IST)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Jamie Murray vs - Astra Sharma/John Patrick Smith - Not before 09:30 (IST)
Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic vs Hsieh Su-Wei/Barbora Strýcová - Not before 10:30 (IST)
Published 30 Jan 2020, 18:31 IST