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Melbourne: Russia’s Danil Medvedev will face world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men’s singles final of the Australian Open. In the semi-finals yesterday, Medvedev defeated Stefanos Sitzipas of Greece. Score: 6-4, 6-2, 7-5. This is the 20th consecutive victory of world number four Medvedev.

Yesterday’s semi lasted two hours and nine minutes. Sitcipas, who overthrew former champion Rafael Nadal, could not continue to excel yesterday. This is the second Grand Slam final of the Russian star’s career. He was the runner-up at the 2019 Australian Open.

Medvedev had 17 aces and 46 winners against Cityship. The City Pass played as if the fatigue of the five-set fight against Nadal had not changed. For him to take a two-set lead in 75 minutes. In the third set, the Greek player resisted. Medvedev returned, though he expected a repeat of the quarter. Interestingly, during the match, Medvedev complained to the chair umpire against Apostolic, the father and coach of Sitzipas. The complaint was that the loud news of Apostolic Circus was distracting. Djokovic defeated Russia’s qualifier Aslan Karatsev in the semifinals. Djokovic reached the final despite suffering an abdominal injury in the third round. This is Joko’s 28th Grand Slam final. The final will be played tomorrow from 2 pm Indian time. You can watch the match live on Sony Six.

In the women’s doubles, Belgium’s Elise Mertens and Belarus’ Arena Sabalenka won the doubles title. They defeated Barbora Krasikova and Katarina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the final. Score: 6-2, 6-3. This is the second Grand Slam title of the Eliza-Arena duo.

They made it clear after winning the title that they are parting ways this season. Sabalenka is preparing to focus more on singles‌. In the women’s singles, both advanced to the fourth round.

The women’s singles final between Naomi Osaka of Japan and Jennifer Brady of the United States will take place today. The match, which runs from 2pm, will be broadcast live on Sony Six. Serena Williams’ 24th Grand Slam title in the US The 39-year-old Serena was defeated by young Osaka in straight sets. Score: 6-3, 6-4.

Serena’s attempt to match Margaret’s court record of 24 Grand Slams began in 2017. The former world number one has won eight Australian Open titles so far. Jennifer Brady advanced to her first Grand Slam final of her career, defeating Carolina Muchova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. The 25-year-old Brady won the 2014 U.S. Open. He made his debut at the Open. Osaka Brady was last seen in the U.S. Had lost in the open semis. Brady’s racket was picked up shortly after Quarantine was infected with the Kovid-19 virus during a trip to Melbourne. Brady said he still remembers spending 14 days without leaving the room and two weeks without contact with anyone. Brady said he was relieved to have Sloane Stephens and Annette Kontaveit at the quarantine.

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