22-year-old Jannik Sinner made history by defeating Novak Djokovic to move on to the Australian Open 2024 final. The Serbian superstar, who was gunning for an 11th title and a record 25th Grand Slam crown, was derailed by the young Italian player. Sinner’s victory marked Djokovic’s first semi-final defeat at the Australian Open, breaking his unbeaten record at Melbourne Park since 2018.
The first two sets were a breeze for Sinner, beating Djokovic 6-2 in both. The Serbian superstar mounted a comeback in the third set, ultimately winning 7-6, but Sinner finished strong, winning the final set 6-3. Sinner’s victory not only made him the first Italian player to reach the Australian Open finals, but also underscored his remarkable record against Djokovic, having won three out of their last four clashes.
Sinner will now compete for his first Grand Slam title after not dropping a set in the tournament. The 22-year-old’s win over Djokovic is not his first, having previously bested him at the ATP Finals group stage and the Davis Cup. Sinner expressed his feelings of being “lucky” to face Djokovic, acknowledging the challenge that lay ahead of him.
In the other semi-final, Alexander Zverev faced Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev, a seasoned player with a strong history at Melbourne Park, aimed to clinch the title this time and claim the world number two spot. His win would potentially set up an exciting showdown in the final with Sinner for the Australian Open 2024 title.
News Highlight :
– Jannik Sinner defeated Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open 2024 semi-final
– Sinner became the first Italian player to reach the finals at the Australian Open
– Sinner did not drop a set in the tournament
– Djokovic’s loss came after the exit of second seed Carlos Alcaraz
– Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev will also battle it out in the other semi-final