Daniil Medvedev defeated Alexander Zverev on Friday within the semifinals of the 2024 Australian Open, getting back from two units right down to e book his place within the closing with Jannik Sinner.
Zverev began the match on the entrance foot and took the opening set 7-5, regardless of a late pushback from the Russian. At one level the German led 4-1, after which Medvedev made it 5-5. Nonetheless, it was to not be, as Zverev held agency and took the set 7-5.
The second set was a extra routine affair for the sixth seed as he gained 6–3 to maneuver inside one set earlier than reaching his first closing on the Australian Open. Simply when it appeared like he was down and out, Daniil Medvedev shifted into the following gear and took the following two units in tiebreaks, impressively holding off Zverev as he had the match on his personal serve within the tiebreak of the fourth set.
With every thing to play for within the closing set, it was the 2021 US Open champion who drew first blood as Medvedev broke serve in beautiful style in Zverev’s third service recreation to guide 3-2. From there, the Russian consolidated and closed the match 5-7, 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(5), 6-3 after 4 hours and 19 minutes.
Within the closing, the world quantity 3 will face 22-year-old Jannik Sinner, who shocked world #1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic within the first semi-final to achieve his first Grand Slam closing.
Daniil Medvedev leads 6-3 in head-to-head matches towards Jannik Sinner
Daniil Medvedev heads into the 2024 Australian Open closing towards Jannik Sinner confidently, figuring out he has a 6-3 head-to-head lead towards the Italian. Nonetheless, their final three conferences went in Sinner’s favor after Medvedev gained their first six conferences on the trot.
The duo will face one another for the primary time in a Slam closing on Sunday, with Sinner enjoying his first and Medvedev his sixth. The Russian has now reached the Australian Open closing thrice, together with three closing appearances on the US Open (one title win at Flushing Meadows in 2021).
Medvedev and Sinner final met within the 2023 ATP Finals, the place the Italian gained in three units within the semi-finals. Sinner additionally wins the finals on the China Open and the Vienna Open, each conferences over three units on onerous court docket. Medvedev’s most up-to-date victory towards the 22-year-old got here within the closing of the Miami Open final 12 months, the place he gained in straight units.