Australian Open 2021 Semifinal: Medvedev defeats Tsitsipas, set to lock horns with Djokovic in Final- The World No.4 Daniil Medvedev has defeated fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas to book his place in the final of the Australian Open 2021. Medvedev, 25, won 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 against Greek professional in a match that lasted two hours and nine minutes. The Russian is aiming for his first Grand Slam title in the Australian Open 2021.
With this win, world no. 4 extended his winning streak to 20 matches as he outclassed his opponent in two hours and nine minutes. Tsitsipas, who ousted Rafael Nadal in the previous match, failed to put up a fighting encounter against Russian in the semi-final match at the Rod Laver Arena. Medvedev landed 17 aces and won 88 per cent of first-serve points (49/56) en route to victory.
Medvedev will face World No.4 Novak Djokovic at Rod Laver Arena in the Australian Open final on Sunday (February 21). The latter is yet to lose a final in the Australian Open. Djokovic had entered the final after defeating Aslan Karatsev in straight sets on Thursday.
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“Definitely not easy because we saw the match with Rafa was the same, so I got a little bit scared and tight because it is a semi-final of a Slam. It was not easy but I am happy I managed to turn my game on, especially in tight moments on my serve and I am really happy to be in the final,” Medvedev said post-match.
When and where to watch the Australian Open 2021 final?
Sony Sports Network— SONY SIX, SONY TEN2, SONY TEN3 and OTT-platform SONY LIV will broadcast the Australian Open final clash in English and Hindi languages. The match will begin at 2 pm IST on Friday.
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