The Serbian star Djokovic won the American dark horse in the Australian Open semi-finals yesterday. In the final, he will face Greek Sisipas in the final, challenging for the 10th Australian Open championship and the 22nd Grand Slam gold cup in his career.
The final will face Greek star Tsitsipas
[Reporter Nian Miaoyun/Comprehensive Report] The famous Serbian player Djokovic defeated the American dark horse Paul who broke into the semifinals for the first time with 7:5, 6:1, 6:2 in the Australian Open yesterday. Winning 27 consecutive victories and rewriting the Australian Open history record, the final will face Greek Tsitsipas, challenging the 10th Australian Open champion and the 22nd Grand Slam Gold Cup in his career.
Djokovic, ranked No. 5 in the world, was expelled by the Australian government last year for refusing to be vaccinated, and missed his 4 consecutive championships.
Returning to the southern hemisphere this year, Qiao Shuai overcame his leg injury and made it to the top 4. Yesterday he competed with Paul, who is ranked 35 in the world, for the final ticket.
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After drawing 5:1 in the first set yesterday, Djokovic encountered turbulence and was forced to a 5:5 draw. Fortunately, he regained his stability and scored points first, and his state gradually improved, and finally won in straight sets.
Faced with Paul's strong challenge, Qiao Shuai said that he did not dare to be careless at all. After all, the opponent entered the top 4 for the first time and had no mental pressure.
Tsitsipas advances to Grand Slam title twice
Another men's singles top 4 match, the world's No. 4 Greek male god Sisipas defeated Russian Khachanov 7:6 (2), 6:4, 6:7 (8), 6:3, It is the first time to advance to the Australian Open men's singles final, and it is also the second time in his career to advance to the Grand Slam championship after the French Open in 2021.
Spreading out the record of Djokovic and Tsitsipas, Qiao Shuai has an advantage of 10 wins and 2 losses. He is also full of expectations for this match, "Sisipas is a great player. He has been improving. I think no matter what Physically or psychologically, he will bring me great challenges."