Tsitsipas marches to the semifinals of the Australian Open

Greek top player Stefanos Tsitsipas is in the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the third time after an impressive performance.

The fourth in the world rankings surprisingly won 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 2 against the highly talented South Tyrolean Jannik Sinner and will face top favorite Daniil Medvedev or Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fight for the final on Friday.

“I tried to concentrate on my best shots. That paid off better than I thought,” said Tsitsipas, who had struggled with elbow problems at the beginning of the year, after his victory in 2:06 hours: “Consistency is the key. Even though I’m in the semifinals now – that’s just the beginning.”

Third semi-final for Tsitsipas at the Australian Open

Tsitsipas had already reached the semifinals in Melbourne in 2019 (against Rafael Nadal) and last year (against Medvedev), but lost both times. The 23-year-old achieved his best Grand Slam result so far last season when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the final of the French Open despite a 2-0 set lead.

In the quarterfinals against the by no means weak Sinner, number ten in the world, Tsitsipas showed a highly concentrated performance from start to finish. The Greek was the more powerful player, serving strong and cold as ice with his break chances.

Even a break in the second set, when the roof of the Rod Laver Arena had to be closed due to rain, didn’t shake him.

Overall, Tsitsipas is in the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the fifth time. The Spanish major record winner Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini will play the second place in the final in Melbourne on Friday.


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