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Australian Open: Medvedev takes down Tsitsipas to arrange Nadal date in remaining | Tennis Information

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MELBOURNE: Daniil Medvedev will play Rafa Nadal for the Australian Open title on Sunday after a stirring victory over Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas within the semi-final on Friday.
The Russian world quantity two reached the Australian Open decider for the second 12 months in succession by defeating Tsitsipas 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Ought to Medvedev defeat the Spanish nice, he’ll turn into the primary man within the Open period to win his first two Grand Slam titles in succession after his triumph in New York final September.

The Russian denied Novak Djokovic the calendar Grand Slam within the U.S. Open remaining and can now search to cease Nadal from setting an all-time males’s report of 21 Grand Slam titles.
Medvedev misplaced his mood late within the second set towards Tsitsipas, accusing his rival of being coached by his father from the sidelines – which is towards the foundations.

“To be trustworthy, I do not assume that feelings helped me an excessive amount of,” the Russian stated on court docket.
“You lose focus and an excessive amount of power. As quickly as I did it, I (thought), ‘That may be a large mistake’. I’m joyful I (regained) focus initially of the third set.
“I managed to tug out some serves and it introduced me again into the match.”

Medvedev was additionally aware of the significance of Sunday’s remaining within the broader context as to which of the Large Three — Nadal, Djokovic and Roger Federer — will turn into essentially the most profitable man in historical past.
His defeat of Djokovic in New York final September denied the Serbian an opportunity to maneuver forward of Nadal and Roger on the all-time record, leaving all three tied on 20 main titles.
Medvedev, who misplaced to Nadal in 5 units within the 2019 U.S. Open remaining, will preserve the established order on the high if he can reverse that loss to the Spaniard.

“I’ll play, once more, towards one of many biggest. And play towards somebody going for his or her twenty first Slam,” he stated.
“Grand Slam finals are particular. After all, I do not forget that match towards Rafa in my first remaining and we performed like 5 hours, or one thing near it.
“Now we have performed a couple of matches since then and I’m prepared. I do know that Rafa is a really sturdy participant. I might want to present my greatest to win this match.”

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<p>Daniil Medvedev gained a tempestuous semi-final towards Stefanos Tsitsipas and can face Rafael Nadal, who’s bidding to turn into the all-time males’s Grand Slam chief, in Sunday’s remaining. (Reuters Picture)</p>

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