Open d'Australie EN DIRECT: Latest scores and updates

Open d'Australie EN DIRECT: Latest scores and updates
Follow all the latest updates from the Australian Open men’s semi-finals where Daniil Medvedev faced Stefanos Tsitsipas


Medvedev ponders ‘what Novak would doto inspire Auger-Aliassime comeback

Follow live reaction from the open d'Australie men’s semi-finals as Daniel Medvedev vaincu Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets to set up a final against Raphael Nadal le dimanche.

Medvedev is aiming to reach his second successive grand slam final following his victory at the US Open in September and the Russian overcame a meltdown at the end of the second set to defeat Tsitsipas 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4 6-1 in two and a half hours. After edging the opening set on a tiebreak, Tsitsipas hit back to break Medvedev in the second set, before he launched into a furious rant at the umpire after being incensed by what he perceived to be persistent on-court coaching by Tsitsipas’s father.

pourtant, le monde Non 2 regained his composure and produced his best tennis of the match to break Tsitsipas in the final game of the third set before running away with the fourth. Medvedev, who apologised to the umpire following the match, is bidding to become the first man in the Open area to win a second grand slam title immediately after winning his first, and he will face another man who is aiming to make history in Sunday’s final.

Earlier on Friday, Nadal remained on course to win a record-breaking 21st men’s grand slam title as he defeated Matteo Berrettini in four sets. It was billed as a tough match for the 35-year-old, but his victory was emphatic and marks his first appearance in a final at a major since winning the French Open in 2020.

Follow for live reaction and scores from the semi-final matches:


open d'Australie 2022: Medvedev sets up Nadal final

Daniil Medvedev faces an opponent in Rafael Nadal who feels he has nothing to lose on Sunday after coming back from a six-month injury layoff.

An emotional Nadal told Eurosport: “The people from outside, it’s difficult to believe. But the people who are next to me and lived my diary, conditions for the last six months, they find it difficult to understand that I can play at this level right now. It’s difficult to explain but I feel lucky just playing tennis.

“I’m playing with a great attitude, positive feelings and I’m feeling alive again in terms of competitive spirit. I missed that feeling. The pressure is not much for me now. I never believed that I would have the chance to be here today so I am enjoying every moment.”

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:59

open d'Australie 2022: Medvedev sets up Nadal final

Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal have faced each other four times, with Nadal winning three of those meetings.

That includes the final of the US Open in 2019 – Medvedev’s first grand slam final appearance, but one which saw him come back from two sets down before Nadal sealed a 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 la victoire.

Medvedev won their most recent victory, mais, une 3-6 7-6 6-3 victory in the last four of the ATP Finals.

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:50

open d'Australie 2022: Tsitsipas 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6 Medvedev – Jeu, set and match!

Daniel Medvedev:

“To be honest I don’t think bad emotions help me too much. When I made it, many times I lose the match because of this. You lose concentration. You lose too much energy. As soon as I’ve done it, Je pensais, ‘That was a big mistake.’ But I’m happy I managed to get my concentration back in the third set. Down 15-40 I pulled off some serves and it got me back into the match.

“We were even and there were some moments where I missed when I could have had the break, he missed a few at the beginning of the third. And then at 5-4 I found some momentum on his serve to get every ball in and make some passing shots. His energy went down after this and mine went up.

“After the match with Felix [in the quarter-finals] I spoke with my coach and said ‘how do I do this?’ I was dead but I tried to do the recovery well. The next day I wasn’t too bad. To be honest I was more tired than usual but I’m happy today was not five hours so I can look forward to the next one.

“I’m going to play once again against one of the greatest. What’s funny is that again I’m going to play someone going for the 21st Slam [after beating Djokovic in New York]. I think Novak will be watching this one in two days also. Grand slam finals are always special and I played Rafa in my first at the US Open and we played five hours. We’ve played a few matches since then but I am ready to show my best.”

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:27

open d'Australie 2022: Tsitsipas 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6 Medvedev – Jeu, set and match!

Stunning. The backhand down the line proves decisive again as Medvedev brings up three match points thanks to a couple of stunning winners.

Medvedev seals the match with another backhand winner planted on the line. The handshake between the players is not overly warm, but that was a commanding fourth set from Medvedev and Tsitsipas could not match his level after the world number two stepped it up in the third and fourth.

He will play Rafael Nadal on Sunday in a mouth-watering final. History will be made one way or another. Nadal is going for a record-breaking 21st grand slam title while Medvedev will be looking to become the first man in the Open era to win a second grand slam title immediately after winning his first.

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:18

open d'Australie 2022: Tsitsipas 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 1-5 Medvedev*

Tsitsipas has his back up against the walland a couple of unforced errors including a wild forehand wide don’t help as he finds himself at 30-30.

Big moments now, and Medvedev sets up break point as he matches Tsitsipas’ serve out wide with a stunning return on the same angle, which Tsitsipas puts wide.

And there’s the breakagain it’s the backhand down the line that sets it up and Medvedev finishes it off with a forehand winner across court.

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:17

open d'Australie 2022: *Tsitsipas 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 1-4 Medvedev

A key hold from Medvedev as he overcomes an early double fault to win the next three points. It’s sealed by an ace out wide and while it’s hard to do anything against that, Tsitsipas is running out of time to find a solution.

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:12

open d'Australie 2022: Tsitsipas 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 1-3 Medvedev*

Tsitsipas’ first double fault of the match is compounded by a brilliant backhand winner down the line from Medvedev to move to 15-30.

Pressure on Tsitsipas now, and he blinks on the serve and volley as he turns the approach shot into the net to bring up two break points.

And there it ishow big could that be. Tsitsipas again misses the first serve and his backhand deserts him as he drops a shot into the net.

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:10

open d'Australie 2022: *Tsitsipas 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 1-2 Medvedev

Medvedev fires his 12th ace of the match to quickly move to 40-0 on his serveonly for Tsitsipas to find some magic on his backhand down the line.

And again, that’s another nice shot from Tsitsipas, dropping the backhand low as Medvedev approached, with the Russian unable to scoop the volley over the net.

But Medvedev moves on as Tsitsipas makes the error on the Medvedev first serve out wide.

To add to the drama, Tsitsipas has now received a warning for coaching. The tournament referee is sat below the Tsitsipas box.

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:05

open d'Australie 2022: Tsitsipas 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 1-1 Medvedev*

Tsitsipas gets back on track as Medvedev goes long on the Greek’s second serve.

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 11:02

open d'Australie 2022: *Tsitsipas 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 0-1 Medvedev

This is a seriously impressive momentum swing from Medvedevafter his second-set meltdown. He fires off another hold to love and the pressure is all on Tsitsipas to up his level.

Jamie Braidwood28 janvier 2022 10:59

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