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Australian Open 2022, Day 10, Tennis Highlights: Medvedev Wins Marathon Battle Against Auger-Aliassime; Swiatek, Tsitsipas, Collins in Semis

Australian Open 2022, Day 10, Tennis Highlights: Catch all the updates from the seventh day of the first Grand Slam of the year.

News18.com | January 26, 2022, 19:04 IST
Australian Open 2022, Day 10, Tennis Live Score and Updates

Australian Open 2022, Day 10, Tennis Highlights: Stefanos Tsitsipas made the semi-finals with a straight sets win over Jannik Sinner. The tenth day of the first Grand Slam of the year also saw Iga Swiatek and Danielle Collins complete the women’s singles quarter-finals with wins to make the last four. Daniil Medvedev will be in action in the last men’s singles quarterfinal. Read More

Jan 26, 2022 19:03 IST

Medvedev's Winning Point

A terrific quarters clash that!

Jan 26, 2022 19:02 IST

Medvedev Wins Marathon Battle Against Auger-Aliassime

Daniil Medvedev has done it! He comes from two sets down to beat Félix Auger-Aliassime 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the  Australian Open semi-final. The match lasted for 4 hours and 42 minutes.

SCORE: 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, 6-4

The world number two will now face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last-four clash.

Jan 26, 2022 18:02 IST

We are going to the FIFTH SET!

Daniil Medvedev takes the fourth set against Auger-Aliassime 7-5 to send this quarterfinal into a decider. How much more does Auger-Aliassime have left?

Jan 26, 2022 17:55 IST

Daniil Medvedev Takes Lead

Daniil Medvedev wins Felix Auger-Aliassime’s service game to take 6-5 lead in the fourth set.

Jan 26, 2022 17:27 IST

Auger-Aliassime Leading in Fourth Set

The Canadian ninth seed has taken 3-4 lead in the fourth set.

Jan 26, 2022 17:09 IST

Medvedev Takes Third Set

Daniil Medvedev is back in the match. After a momentous fight, he takes the third set 7-6(2) and we are in the fourth now.

Jan 26, 2022 16:10 IST

Auger-Aliassime Takes 2-set Lead

UPSET on the way? Felix Auger-Aliassime has a two-set lead over second seed Daniil Medvedev. Auger-Aliassime leads 7-6(4), 6-3.

Jan 26, 2022 15:25 IST

Auger-Aliassime Takes First Set

9th seed Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime broke second seed Daniil Medvedev, got broken back, and then took the first set 7-6(4) in the tiebreak.

Jan 26, 2022 13:20 IST

Tsitsipas Advances to Semi-finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas makes the Australian Open semi-finals after an emphatic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Jannik Sinner.

This was some of the best tennis the Greek has played this tournament.

Jan 26, 2022 12:58 IST

Tsitsipas Take 2-set Lead

Stefanos Tsitsipas is running away with this one. He now leads 11th seed Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-4 in the men’s singles quarter-finals. He is also a break up in the third set.

Jan 26, 2022 12:39 IST

Tsitsipas Takes 1st Set

Fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas took the first set 6-3 against 11th seed Italian Jannik Sinner in the third men’s singles quarter-final.

Jan 26, 2022 12:04 IST

Swiatek Makes Semis

7th seed Iga Swiatek advances to the semi-finals with a 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 win over Kaia Kanepi.

That was a hard-fought victory for the Polish. She somehow held on in that second set and then played better tennis and moved Kanepi in the third to eventually take the win.

Jan 26, 2022 10:16 IST

Iga Swiatek vs Kaia Kanepi LIVE

Iga Swiatek takes the second set 7-6(2) and forces a third against unseeded Kaia Kanepi.

It was a seesaw battle in the second set and Swiatek eked it out. She leads by a break in the third set.

Jan 26, 2022 09:39 IST

Iga Swiatek vs Kaia Kanepi LIVE

Swiatek was a break up in the second set but she was broken back. She is already a set down and she is frustrated. With Kanepi levelling the scoreline against at 4-4, Swiatek threw her racquet to the ground in annoyance.

Jan 26, 2022 08:52 IST

Kanepi Leads Swiatek

UPSET on the way? Kaia Kanepi converts her ninth set point to take the first set 6-4 against seventh seed Iga Swiatek.

Swiatek fought extremely hard in that final game and was seen getting frustrated with herself for not being able to go up with an advantage. Kanepi dug into her reserves to finally get the lead in the match.

Jan 26, 2022 07:58 IST

Currently in Action

Men’s Singles:

Felix Auger-Aliassime [9] vs Daniil Medvedev [2]

Jan 26, 2022 07:57 IST

Collins Through to Semis

In the first match of the day, Danielle Collins ended Alize Cornet’s dream run with a 7-5, 6-1 win to reach the semi-finals in Melbourne.

Jan 26, 2022 07:49 IST

Australian Open 2022, Day 10, Tennis Live Score and Updates

Hello and welcome to News18Sports‘ live coverage of the Australian Open. The action in Melbourne has already begun. Today, Iga Swiatek, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev are the big names in action.

Jan 26, 2022 13:20 IST

Tsitsipas Advances to Semi-finals

Jan 26, 2022 12:04 IST

Swiatek Makes Semis

Jan 26, 2022 07:58 IST

Currently in Action

Australian Open 2022, Day 10, Tennis Highlights: Stefanos Tsitsipas made the semi-finals with a straight sets win over Jannik Sinner. The tenth day of the first Grand Slam of the year also saw Iga Swiatek and Danielle Collins complete the women’s singles quarter-finals with wins to make the last four. Daniil Medvedev will be in action in the last men’s singles quarter-final.

Tsitsipas produced a solid performance as he beat Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to make the last four.

In the first match of the day, Danielle Collins ended Alize Cornet’s dream run with a 7-5, 6-1 win to reach the semi-finals in Melbourne.

Polish Iga Swiatek registered a hard fought 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 win over Kaia Kanepi to advance to her first semi-final in Melbourne.

Title favourite Daniil Medvedev will need to keep his cool Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open after a mini-meltdown in the previous round.

Should the Russian second seed get past young Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the night match on Rod Laver Arena, then the prize could be a last-four showdown with fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The women’s quarter-finals will wrap up with American Danielle Collins targeting a second Melbourne Park semi-final against giant-killing Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, and Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek taking on veteran Estonian Kaia Kanepi.

The men’s US Open champion Medvedev knows he needs to keep a lid on his temper, which was pushed to the limit in the last round under severe examination by serve-and-volley specialist Maxime Cressy.

“It was long and it was not easy, they were all tough sets,” said Medvedev after a tetchy performance where he clashed with the umpire, complained of bad luck and screamed “It’s boring!” at Cressy’s relentless tactics behind his big serve.

The US Open champion admitted he was relieved to come through the most severe examination of his title credentials so far.

“If I didn’t win the fourth set I would have been in a tough mental shape,” said Medvedev, the de facto top seed after the deportation of defending champion Novak Djokovic on the eve of the tournament.

He faces ninth seed Auger-Aliassime who took a confidence-boosting win against the 2018 Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic in four sets in the last 16.

“It’s amazing. It puts my belief even higher, I lost three times to Marin in the past, this is my first win against him,” the 21-year-old said.

FRIGHT NIGHT

Tsitsipas survived a late-night fright to reach his third Australian Open quarter-final where he has an afternoon encounter with Italian 11th seed Jannik Sinner.

Tsitsipas was staring at defeat 2-1 down before he clawed back to beat the 20th seed Taylor Fritz in five sets of classic punch and counter-punch tennis.

“It was an epic match. I gave everything out on the court today, I am very proud of myself with the way I fought,” said the 23-year-old Tsitsipas.

The 20-year-old Sinner made light of his debut on Rod Laver Arena to end the hopes of Australia’s Alex de Minaur in straight sets and reach the last eight.

“It was a tough test for me, because he’s an incredible player,” said Sinner.

Cornet has reached her first Slam quarter-final at the 63rd attempt, where she will face 27th seed Collins, an Australian Open semi-finalist in 2019.

Asked what her goals were now after reaching a first quarter-final, Cornet replied: “Going further.”

“I mean, I’m not gonna stop now.”

Collins is climbing back up the rankings after “scary” surgery last year for endometriosis.

Her side of the draw has opened up nicely after second seed Aryna Sabalenka, third-ranked Garbine Muguruza, sixth seed Anett Kontaveit and former world number one Simona Halep all exited early.

“I think that all of us can appreciate each other’s toughness and tenacity and what we do,” said Collins of Cornet, with both known for their fierce competitive instincts.

Both the 2020 French Open champion Swiatek, who is just 20 years old, and Kanepi, 16 years her senior, will be in their first Melbourne Park quarter-final.

“When I had that French Open run, it was all pretty surreal,” said Swiatek.

“Right now I feel like I really have to work for it if I want to win another (Slam).”

Kanepi admitted she knew little about her opponent Swiatek.

“I haven’t watched her, I never played her, and I don’t know how her ball feels,” she said. “So we’ll see when I play her. I expect to play good.”

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