The highly anticipated A Day At The Drive is finally upon us. So here’s everything you need to know.
Hitting off at 1:00pm today, the day session will feature Novak Djokovic (SRB), Jannik Sinner (ITA), Serena Williams (USA) and Naomi Osaka (JPN). Rafael Nadal (ESP), Dominic Thiem (AUT), Ash Barty (AUS) and Simona Halep (ROU) will be headlining the evening session starting at 7:00pm.
Matches will consist of two tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak at one set all.
Venus Williams (USA) and Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) will make a special appearance at the end of the day session to play a single tiebreak set.
There will be an auction for the incredible artwork, NOW SIGNED AND ENDORSED BY NOVAK DJOKOVIC, created last week by Adelaide artists Mark Lobert and Candice Thomas.
Accompanied by the artwork, the auction prize will include a weekend away at the Majestic M Suites in North Adelaide where the tennis stars have been quarantining. All proceeds will go to the Australian Tennis Foundation which is Tennis Australia’s official charity that helps children develop resilience, make healthy lifestyle choices and feel positive for the future.
Auction details will be released here on MIX102.3 shortly.
A Day At The Drive’s charity partner is the Australian Tennis Foundation. Supporting bushfire affected communities around Australia through Rally as One, funding to support the rebuild of Stokes Bay Tennis Club on Kangaroo Island, along with a variety of events and activities to help communities come together, celebrate community spirit and promote social cohesion.
|1.00 pm||Novak Djokovic v Jannik Sinner
Serena Williams v Naomi Osaka
Bonus match (one tiebreak set)
Venus Williams v Irina-Camelia Begu
|7.00 pm||Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem
Ash Barty v Simona Halep
For those who aren’t in Adelaide or who cannot attend, A Day at the Drive will be broadcast live on Nine and 9Now from 1.00 pm ACDT Friday.
For those who are attending, masks are compulsory coming into Memorial Drive and while moving around however won’t be needed when seated.