February 26, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

BRISBANE, Aus. – It’s pretty crazy to have a longtime top-10 player and a former No. 1 and Grand Slam champion in the qualifying of an ATP 250.

But that’s what’s happening Saturday in Brisbane, as Diego Schwartzman and Dominic Thiem get busy

Thiem goes from a practice with Rafael Nadal on the stadium Friday to … a first-round match against an Aussie he’s probably never heard of, James McCabe, on Show Court 2 right behind the big court on Saturday.

(Perth is 13 hours ahead of EST; Brisbane is 15 hours ahead and Sydney is 16 hours ahead).

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Brisbane International
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Category: ATP Tour 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Dec. 31, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024
Prize money: $739,945
Draws: S32 / D24

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023
Final results
Qualifying, first round

Lukas Klein (SVK) def [6] Quentin Halys (FRA) 64 76 (1)
Li Tu (AUS)
def. [10] Francisco Comesana (ITA) 76 (1) 57 76 (3)

[1] Tomas Machac (CZE) def. [WC] Blake Ellis (AUS) 76 (2) 62
[2] Gregoire Barrere (FRA) def. [WC] Dane Sweeny (AUS) 63 60
[3] Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) def. [PR] Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 75 63
[4] Alex Michelsen (USA) def. Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) 63 62
[5] Dominic Thiem (AUT) def. James McCabe (AUS) 26 76 (4) 64
[7] Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) def. Federico Gaio  (ITA) 76 (5) 62
[8] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) def. [WC] Jacob Bradshaw (AUS) 62 64
[9] James Duckworth (AUS) def. Philip Sekulic (AUS) 76 (5) 64 
[11] Maxime Cressy (FRA) def. Ryan Peniston  (GBR) 64 64
[12] Giulio Zeppieri (ITA) def. [WC] Omar Jasika (AUS) 75 63

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United Cup
Location: Perth and Sydney, Australia
Category: ATP/WTA Mixed event
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, 2024
Prize money: $15,000,000
Draws: RRs

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023
Final results

NED 2, NOR 1 (Final)

Arantxa Rus (NED) def Malene Helgo (NOR) 76 (4) 61
Casper Ruud (NOR) def Tallon Griekspoor (NED) 63 64
Demi Schuurs / Wesley Koolhof (NED) def. Ulrikke Eikeri / Casper Ruud (NOR) 76 (5) 75

CHN 3, CZE 0 (Final)

Zhang Zhizhen (CHN) def Jiri Lehecka (CZE) 57 63 64
Zheng Qinwen (CHN) def Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 61 26 61
Zheng Qinwen / Zhang Zhizhen (CHN) def Marketa Vondrousova / Jiri Lehecka (CZE) 61 62

GER 2, ITA 1 (Final)

Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def. Angelique Kerber (GER) 64 75
Alexander Zverev (GER) def Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 67 (5) 63 64
Angelique Kerber /  Alexander Zverev (GER) def Angelica Moratelli / Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 63 60

POL 3, BRA 0 (Final)

Iga Swiatek (POL) def. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 62 62
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) def. Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) 67 (4) 62 63
Iga Swiatek / Hubert Hurkacz (POL) def. Beatriz Haddad Maia / Marcelo Melo (BRA) 64 63

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