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Order of Play, Day 5 - Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki clash, Roger Federer, Nadal in action

Order of Play, Day 5 - Sharapova and Wozniacki clash, Federer, Nadal in action

18/01/2019 at 00:06Updated 18/01/2019 at 00:22

Here is the order of play for the main showcourts on day five of the Australian Open (play begins at 0000 GMT). You can watch every ball live on Eurosport.

FRIDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taylor Fritz (USA) v 3-Roger Federer (SUI)
  • 30-Maria Sharapova (RUS) v 3-Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
  • 27-Alex De Minaur (AUS) v 2-Rafael Nadal (ESP)
  • Kimberly Birrell (AUS) v 2-Angelique Kerber (GER)

MATCH OF THE DAY

30-Maria Sharapova (RUS) v 3-Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

Yes, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are both in action - but two former world number ones face off against each other in what should be a spellbinding encounter. The 2018 champion takes on the defending champion - and both are in brilliant form coming into it, with Sharapova dropping just three games in the previous two rounds combined.

POTENTIAL UPSET OF THE DAY

Tomas Berdych (CZR) v 18-Diego Schwatzmann (ARG)

Difficult to pick one that will go against seedings - unless you count the unseeded Tomas Berdych, down the rankings due to his back injury last year, who's been looking very good indeed here and plays 18th seed Diego Schwartzman. The Argentine might find himself in trouble.

BRIT WATCH

None in the singles - cast your eyes out to the doubles courts. Dominic Inglot plays alongside Franko Skugor to take on Taro Daniel and John Millman, and Harriet Dart partners Anett Kontaveit against 13th seeds Kirsten Flipkens and Johanna Larsson.

ORDER OF PLAY - SHOW COURTS

ROD LAVER ARENA

15-Ashleigh Barty (AUS) v Maria Sakkari (GRE)
Taylor Fritz (USA) v 3-Roger Federer (SUI)
30-Maria Sharapova (RUS) v 3-Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

27-Alex De Minaur (AUS) v 2-Rafael Nadal (ESP)
Kimberly Birrell (AUS) v 2-Angelique Kerber (GER)

MARGARET COURT ARENA

14-Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) v 19-Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO)
Amanda Anisimova (USA) v 11-Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)
5-Sloane Stephens (USA) v 31-Petra Martic (CRO)

Danielle Collins (USA) v 19-Caroline Garcia (FRA)
6-Marin Cilic (CRO) v 26-Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

MELBOURNE ARENA

Tomas Berdych (CZE) v 18-Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
20-Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) v Thomas Fabbiano (ITA)
8-Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Belinda Bencic (SUI)

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