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De Minaur v Simon semi postponed due to rain

The second men’s semifinal between Alex De Minaur and Gilles Simon has been held over until Saturday morning.
11 January 2019, by AAP

Australian Alex de Minaur’s semifinal against Gilles Simon at the Sydney International has been postponed until Saturday morning due to rain.

De Minaur was due to take on Simon in the semifinal on Friday night, but persistent rain meant only the women’s semifinal between Petra Kvitova and Aliaksandra Sasnovich was completed.

Kvitova dropped just three games to set up a final against Ash Barty.

ORDER OF PLAY: Saturday 12 January

The men’s final will still go ahead as planned on Saturday night, meaning either Simon or De Minaur will have to play two matches in one day when the winner meets Andreas Seppi in the decider.

Seppi on Friday afternoon saw off third seed Diego Schwartzman in straight sets.

If you have a ticket for the night session on Friday 11 January, you may bring that ticket to Sydney Olympic Park and access Saturday’s newly created day session on a general admission basis. Matches will be as follows:

12:00pm AEDT ‪

  • Ken Rosewall Arena: Men’s singles semifinal: Gilles Simon v Alex De Minaur
  • Show Court 1: Women’s doubles final: Aleksandra Krunic/Katerina Siniakova v Eri Hozumi/Alicja Rosolska

If you would like to purchase a ticket for Saturday’s newly created day session, these are available via or at the box office for $20 (adults and concessions). Admission is free for children 14 and under.

Box office opens from 10am AEDT / Gates open from 10:30am AEDT

NB: Patrons who already hold a ticket for Saturday’s finals session, the schedule of matches and gates opening time (from 1:30pm AEDT) remains unchanged.