Australian Open Day 5 – Man vs. Boy As Nadal Dominates De Minaur; Could 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova Win The Title?; Inside The Dimitrov-Agassi Coaching Partnership

Shortly after Rafael Nadal had beaten Alex de Minaur on Friday night, David Law, Catherine Whitaker and Grad Matt convened to review day 5 at the Australian Open. 

Is Nadal playing better than we expected? Does this result tell us anything we didn’t already know about De Minaur? 

Roger Federer was also a comfortable winner on Friday. Will he have more trouble against Stefanos Tsitsipas? 

Frances Tiafoe backed up his win over Kevin Anderson by beating Andreas Seppi. Is that indicative of yet another step forward? Tiafoe plays Grigor Dimitrov next, and Catherine talks about her interview with Andre Agassi. 

In the women’s draw, we were all blown away by the performance of Amanda Anisimova. Could she possibly win the whole tournament? 

There’s also a preview to day 6. Why is Simona Halep vs Venus Williams not on Rod Laver Arena? Will Denis Shapovalov have any joy against Novak Djokovic? 

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