World No.3 Daniil Medevdev has yet again displayed fighting spirit and tenacity as he recovered from two sets down against Alexander Zverev in the Men's Singles semifinal at Australian Open 2024 on Friday, January 26.
Medvedev reached his third consecutive Australian Open Final with a thrilling five-set over his bitter rival Zverev of Germany - 5-7 3-6 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5) 6-3 in four hours and 18 minutes at Rod Laver Arena in midnight. The third seed couldn't better of Alexander Zverev in two sets.
However, Daniil Medvedev fought back hard and won the tie breaks in the next two sets to take the thrilling contest into decider. In the final set, the 27-year-old managed to pull off and closed out the match after Alexander Zverev hit the ball outside the designated boundary of the court.
In the opening set, Alexander Zevrev took an early lead of 4-1 before Daniil Medevdev fought back and levelled the proceedings 5-5. However, The German star won the next two games and took first lead. In the second set, Medvedev was not as his best as Zevrev won 6-3 to inch closer to sealing his final berth.
Daniil Medvedev regained his rhythm and shifted his gear to win the next two sets in tie-breakers and levelled the match 2-2. The third seed's comeback in the game put immense pressure on Alexander Zverev as the contest moved into decider.
In the final set, Daniil Medvedev won the opening game and broke Zverev's service in the third to take 3-2 lead. From there, the Russian tennis player dominated the game and sealed his spot for the final.
Daniil Medvedev will face Jannik Sinner in the Final
Daniil Medvedev will lock horns with Jannik Sinner in Men's Singles title clash at Australian Open 2024 on Sunday, January 28.
Sinner stunned the World No.1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic in four-set thriller - 1-6, 2-6, 7-6 (6), 3-6 in three hours and 21 minutes. Djokovic was completed outplayed by Italian tennis star as he was off-colour despite making a comeback in the third set on Rod Laver Arena.
With Sinner's semifinal win against Novak Djokovic, Australian Open will witness new champion in Men's Singles for the first time since 2014. Also, the World No.4 ended Serbian tennis icon's 33-match unbeaten streak at Australian Open.
For the first time since 2005, Australian Open will not have Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the final.