The women’s semifinals and men’s quarterfinals highlight the Day 5 program in the Apia International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre.
Here is the breakdown of the schedule and some insights into where some of the best action and drama can be found on Thursday.
Thiem outlasted an epic encounter with Gastao Elias in his opening match in Sydney on Wednesday evening. How will he fare against Britsh star Evans, who has fought back from a set down to beat seeded Marcel Granollers in his last match? Surprisingly, Thiem had never played against Evans, but of course, he knows him from the television and everything.Thiem said that Evans is a nice player to watch, one-handed backhand as well, and he is looking forward to playing the first time against Evans.
Troicki is headstrong to take his winning crusade to 14 when he takes on the German veteran, Kohlschreiber in Sydney. The German possesses excellent footwork and perfect technique, mainly on his one-handed backhand. Troicki’s physicality is a big advantage. Further, the Serb is on track for the third straight title in an often hot, humid city at this time of year.
This semifinal between the world No.3 Radwanska and Czech superstar is worth watching. The last encounter between the two at Roland Garros saw tennis being played at the highest level. If tennis with creativity is your cup of tea, then these women are the ones who will serve it.
The most anticipated of the women’s semifinals, Konta and Bouchard both go for their shots and play with a never-ending aggression that is designed to beat their rivals into submission.Moreover, it will be a treat for fans to see these forces clash at Ken Rosewall Arena with a spot in the Sydney final at stake. The duo met six months ago in the second round at Wimbledon – it is their only previous faceoff. Moreover, the 22-year-old Bouchard won that overwhelming Centre Court battle in three sets.