TA Press Release, March 5, 2020
Jordan Thompson and John Millman will lead Australia into Friday’s Davis Cup qualifying tie against Brazil in Adelaide.
The world No.63-ranked Thompson opens play, facing world No.82-ranked Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in the opening singles rubber. It is their first career meeting.
Millman, the world No.43, follows against Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild in the second singles rubber – also a first career meeting. The 19-year-old Seyboth Wild proved he is one to watch, winning his first ATP title last week to improve to a career-high ranking of No.113.
James Duckworth and John Peers are Australia’s nominated doubles combination. They are set to play Brazilian duo Marcelo Demoliner and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves on day two of the tie. Reverse singles rubbers follow, also on day two.
Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt said his team was ready for the challenge.
“I feel really confident going out there with the work that these boys have put in over the last seven or eight days,” Hewitt said.
“All the guys are hitting the ball as well as we could have hoped for coming off all slightly different preparations for this tie. I feel like we’ve got them peaking at the right time.
“I have absolute confidence that they are going to go out there, play extremely well and leave it all on the court – not just for me and the team, but for the whole of our country.”
The tie winner qualifies for the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals from 23-29 November.
Tie details and order of play
Start times (ACDT)
Friday 6 March
11.45am – Gates open
12.45pm – Opening ceremony
1.00pm – Jordan Thompson (AUS) vs Thiago Monteiro (BRA)
Followed by John Millman (AUS) vs Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA)
Saturday 7 March
11.00 am – Gates open
12.00 pm – James Duckworth / John Peers (AUS) vs Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) / Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves
Followed by John Millman (AUS) vs Thiago Monteiro (BRA)
Followed by Jordan Thompson (AUS) vs Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA)
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