Daniil Medvedev blasts past Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

Daniil Medvedev blasts past Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

The Guardian

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  • Russian to meet Novak Djokovic after 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 victory
  • Semi-final triumph is 20th successive win for Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev is the irresistible force of tennis, and he will meet Novak Djokovic, the immovable object of Melbourne Park, in Sunday’s Australian Open decider following a clinical semi-final victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas. The fourth-seeded Russian was on another level to the fifth-seeded Greek as he cruised to his 20th straight victory – 12 of which have come against top 10 rivals, and include titles at the ATP Cup, ATP Finals, and Paris Masters.

The 25-year-old struck more than double the number of winners and committed almost half the number of unforced errors in winning 6-4, 6-2, 7-5. He was patient and precise against an opponent that looked out of puff following his marathon quarter-final against Rafael Nadal.

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