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Shapovalov and Tsonga set for rematch Down Under

Jan 16, 2018
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

After defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in convincing fashion en route to the fourth round of the U.S. Open last fall, Denis Shapovalov is set for a rematch with the Frenchman tonight in the second round of the Australian Open.

In New York, Shapovalov topped Tsonga in straight sets at Arthur Ashe stadium and will be hoping for a repeat performance in Melbourne, where Tsonga is a former finalist.

The match will get underway at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN 5.

In doubles, Daniel Nestor will be making his 24th Australian Open appearance tonight alongside Jonathan Erlich of Israel. He made his first appearance Down Under in 1994 and captured his lone title in 2002 with Mark Knowles. The 45-year-old boasts a remarkable 66-22 record in Melbourne.

Fresh off her opening round singles win, Eugenie Bouchard will take to the doubles court tonight with U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens. The pair, who reached the Washington doubles final last summer, will open against the formidable Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.