Australian Open 2020 Day 9 HIGHLIGHTS: Novak Djokovic won his quarter-final to set up a semi-final showdown with Roger Federer, who earlier survived a massive scare. Women’s singles world No.1 Ashleigh Barty also advanced to the semi-finals in the second singles match of the day at the Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. While Federer and Barty played in the Day Session, Djokovic was at the centre court of Melbourne Park in the Night Session.
Federer took the court against USA’s Tennys Sandgren in the last singles match of the morning session. Federer started on a bright note by taking the first set but put himself under the pump by losing the next two. In the fourth set, Federer saved an incredible seven match points to force a decided, which he won after one break of serve. Federer has not looked his best so far in Melbourne.
Djokovic, who will next take on Federer, looked his ominous self against big-server Milos Raonic. He comfortably broke the Canadian once each in the first two sets and then mauled him in the third set tiebreak to breeze into the last four. Djokovic is looking to win his second straight and overall eighth Australian Open title.
Out of the three big seeds, Barty was the first to take the court and she defeated seventh seed Petra Kvitova 7-6(6), 6-2. She will next take on USA’s Sofia Kenin, who beat Ons Jabeur 6-4, 6-4 in the first singles match of the day. Barty is one of the big favourites to becomes the first local to win the Australian Open in 42 years.
Apart from these big singles match, Coco Gauff and Catherine McNally lost their women’s doubles to second seeded pair of Timea Babos and Kiki Mladenovic 2-6, 4-6.
Nick Kyrgios and his mixed doubles partner Amanda Anisimova were also knocked out 6-4, 4-6, 8-10 by fifth seed Barbora Krejcikova-Nikola Mektic.
Schedule for Day 10 at Melbourne Park:
Rod Laver Arena
5:30AM -  Anett Kontaveit vs  Simona Halep
7:00AM - Garbine Muguruza vs  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
9:00AM -  Stan Wawrinka vs  Alexander Zverev
2:00PM -  Rafael Nadal vs  Dominic Thiem
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