Australian Open 2020: Day 5 Schedule, Preview and Order of Play
- A brief preview and schedule for Day 5 fixtures from the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne!
The dusty rain did cause delayed starts on Day 4 of the Australian Open, but that did not prevent either Daniil Medvedev or Dominic Thiem from advancing to the third round.
While Medvedev powered his way past Pedro Martinez, the Melbourne crowd inspired local lad Alex Bolt to stretch Thiem before the Austrian finally prevailed in a five-set classic.
Day 5 promises to be a lot more exhilarating with some big names lined up for the third round matches in both sessions.
Both the above matches are scheduled for the day session at the Rod Laver Arena as is the big one between Novak Djokovic and Yoshihito Nishioka.
Tennis buffs are in for an absolute treat on Friday, as the night session continues to be just as exciting with the third-seeded players of both the men's and women's events in action.
At the Margaret Court Arena, seventh-seed Petra Kvitova faces a tough challenge when she takes on Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in the morning while Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Milos Raonic in a contest that could well be the closest of the day.
In a first-round clash of the men's doubles event, the Aussie duo of Lleyton Hewitt and Jordan Thompson will take on Nam Ji-sung and Song Min-kyu of South Korea.
Here the Australian Open Schedule for Day 5:
Diego Schwartzman vs Dusan Lajovic - Approx 05:30 (IST)
Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishikoa - Approx 05:30 (IST)
Roger Federer vs John Millman - Approx 13:30 (IST)
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Milos Raonic - Approx 13:30 (IST)
Roberto Bautista Agut vs Marin Cilic - Not Before 07:00 (IST)
Ashleigh Barty vs Ajla Elena Rybakina - Approx 05:30 (IST)
Serena Williams vs Qiang Wang - Approx 05:30 (IST)
Petra Kvitova vs Ekaterina Alexandrova - Approx 05:30 (IST)
Madison Keys vs Maria Sakkari - Approx 05:30 (IST)
Naomi Osaka vs Coco Gauff - Approx 13:30 (IST)
Sofia Kenin vs Shuai Zhang - Approx 13:30 (IST)
Lleyton Hewitt/Jordan Thompson vs Nam/M.Song - Approx 05:30 (IST)
Dalila Jakupovic/Raluca Olaru vs Timea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic - Approx 05:30 (IST)