|Posted on January 4, 2010 at 3:40 AM|
... as you can see, it will be a busy day!
Order of Play - Tuesday, January 5, 2010
COURT 1 Starting At: 10:30 AM
ATP Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) vs Nick LINDAHL (AUS)
ATP Carsten BALL (AUS) vs Mischa ZVEREV (GER)
WTA Melinda CZINK (HUN) vs Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA (CZE)
ATP Tomas BERDYCH (CZE) Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs Thomaz BELLUCCI (BRA) Paul HANLEY (AUS)
ATP Florent SERRA (FRA) vs Julian REISTER (GER)
About his opponent Nick Lindahl ... from FOX Sports Australia
Young Australian Nick Lindahl vows to make the most of his wildcard place
January 04, 2010 Youngster Nick Lindahl has vowed to make the most of a strong lead-up to the Australian Open after being handed a wildcard entry to next week's Sydney International
The 21-year-old gained a spot in the year's first grand slam event when he beat young gun Bernard Tomic in December's Australian Open wildcard playoff final.
And Sydney International organisers did the right thing by the NSW prospect by giving him a wildcard to their event on Monday, along with hard-working journeyman Peter Luczak.
Davis Cup coach and national selector Todd Woodbridge said Lindahl may have turned a corner in his young career.
"By winning the wildcard playoff, we've seen Nick show a new maturity in his game and a real turn around in attitude," said Woodbridge.
Lindahl, a former Australian Open junior runner-up, was relishing the opportunity to play in front of a home crowd.
"I feel like I have definitely earned my spot in the draw after the Australian Open wildcard playoff," Lindahl said.
"It means the world to me that the selectors believe in me and have given me this opportunity. I will certainly be making the most of it."
Berdych Wins Opener!
No. 4 seed Tomas Berdych advances to the second round. Berdych won 89 per cent of first serve points and saved the only break point he faced in a 6-2, 6-4 win over Australian qualifier Nick Lindahl.
Unfortunately, no live stream for watching Tomas in his first match of the season 2010. He was not playing on the Centre Court Pat Rafter… well, only enjoying the 'live score' but what I could see on the scoreboard in the middle of the night (past 2 :00 AM here in Europa) I loved it!