At the Australian Open, the first major tournament of the season, men’s singles tennis player Novak Djokovic became the final opponent of Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The matches for the twelfth day of the tournament in Melbourne have been completed.
In the second semi-final of the day in men’s singles, Serbian Djokovic, winner of 21 Grand Slam titles, faced American Tommy Paul, ranked 35 in the world, who achieved the best score of his career in this tournament.
Starting the fight with an effective serve and leading 5-1 in the first set, Djokovic lost his rhythm from the seventh game when he used his serve. Paul took the set 5-5, taking advantage of repeated mistakes by his 35-year-old opponent. Djokovic again dominated the match, taking the first set 7-5.
Djokovic, who didn’t give his opponent a chance with an effective backhand in the following sections, won the second set 6-1, the third set 6-2, and the match 3-0 and made his mark in the final.
Djokovic, the most successful tennis player in the tournament’s history with 9 titles, will face Greece’s Tsitsipas in the final on Sunday, January 29.
The Serbian tennis player will advance to the Grand Slam final for the 33rd time in his career, breaking his own record in men’s singles. Tsitsipas will play in his second Grand Slam final in his career after the 2021 French Open.
Program of the thirteenth day
On the 13th day of the tournament, tomorrow you will play the women’s team final.
After the Grand Slam semi-finals, fifth-seeded Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who reached the finals for the first time in her career with this tournament, will face 22nd seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, who won Wimbledon last year.
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