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Australian Open 2022, Day 12, Tennis Highlights: Medvedev Beats Tsitsipas, to Face Nadal in Final

Australian Open 2022, Day 12, Tennis Highlights: Catch all the updates from the eleventh day of the first Grand Slam of the year.

News18.com | January 28, 2022, 17:12 IST
Australian Open 2022, Day 12, Tennis Live Score and Updates

Australian Open 2022, Day 12, Tennis Highlights: Daniil Medvedev defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the second men’s singles semi-final in Melbourne, and will meet 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal reaches his sixth men’s singles final in Melbourne with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over seventh seed Italian Matteo Berrettini. After utter domination in the Read More

Jan 28, 2022 16:56 IST

Medvedev Through to Final

The number 2 seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia beats Greece’s 4th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to book his place in the men’s singles final!

Medvedev will take on Rafa Nadal for the Australian Open title on Sunday and should he defeat the Spanish great, he will become the first man in the Open era to win his first two Grand Slam titles in succession after his triumph in New York last September.

The Russian denied Novak Djokovic the calendar Grand Slam in the U.S. Open final and will now seek to stop Nadal from setting an all-time men’s record of 21 Grand Slam titles.

Jan 28, 2022 16:26 IST

Medvedev Bags 3rd Set

Some game this!

Daniil Medvedev bags the third set 6-4 to take a 2-1 lead against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second men’s singles semi-final!

Jan 28, 2022 15:49 IST

Tsitsipas Fights Back

Stefanos Tsitsipas fights back in the second set and takes it rather comfortably 6-4 after losing the first against Daniil Medvedev in the second men’s singles semi-final.

Tsitsipas Fights Back
Stefanos Tsitsipas changes his head band during a break in his semifinal against Daniil Medvedev (AP)
Jan 28, 2022 15:49 IST

Tsitsipas Fights Back

Stefanos Tsitsipas g=fights back in the second set and take it rather comfortably 6-4 after losing the first 7-6(5) against Daniil Medvedev in the second men’s singles semi-final.

Jan 28, 2022 15:31 IST

Locker Room Chat with Nadal a Comfort for Beaten Berrettini

Shortly after Rafa Nadal ended his dreams at the Australian Open on Friday, Matteo Berrettini sat with the Spanish 20-times Grand Slam winner in the locker room discussing the match and their futures. Berrettini had hoped to leave Melbourne as the first Italian to win the Australian Open but Nadal dashed those hopes with a 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 win in a semi-final lasting just short of three hours.

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Jan 28, 2022 15:08 IST

Medvedev Takes 1st Set

Daniil Medvedev is up and running. He takes the first set 7-6(5) to lead in the second men’s singles semi-final.

Tsitsipas has an early break in the tiebreak but Medvedev fought back, hit a couple of brilliant backhands and then Tsitsipas sprayed his forehand to hand over the set.

Jan 28, 2022 14:55 IST

Tsitsipas vs Medvedev LIVE

Stefanos Tsitsipas showed excellent fighting skill, mindset, and clutch tennis to come from 40-0 down on his serve to hold his serve as the first set against Daniil Medvedev continues on serve.

Jan 28, 2022 14:19 IST

Match Start

Stefanos Tsitsipas serve-starts the men’s singles semi-final against Daniil Medvedev. The winner will face Rafael Nadal on Sunday.

Jan 28, 2022 13:55 IST

Ashleigh Barty is a Win Away from History

When Evonne Goolagong Cawley first set eyes on Ash Barty in Melbourne, she was mesmerised. Barty was only a teenager but she already had the style of the type of player the four-time Australian Open winner had been waiting for, for what felt like a lifetime, to emerge from the women’s ranks.

READ FULL STORY – A Modern Day Australian Icon, Ashleigh Barty a Throwback to Golden Generation

Jan 28, 2022 13:39 IST

Mladenovic-Dodig Win Australian Open Mixed Doubles Title

Jan 28, 2022 12:55 IST

Nadal is a Win Away from 21st Grand Slam Title

Jan 28, 2022 12:13 IST

Nadal Reaches Final

What a performance from Rafael Nadal! The Spaniard reaches the men’s singles final with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over seventh seed Italian Matteo Berrettini.

Nadal will have a crack at Grand Slam No.21 and he awaits the winner of Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Daniil Medvedev to know his opponent.

Jan 28, 2022 11:57 IST

Berrettini Takes Third Set

Matteo Berrettini has responded! After the first two sets of utter confusion and domination from Rafa Nadal, the Italian has struck, taking the set 6-3.

Jan 28, 2022 10:54 IST

Nadal Takes 2-set Lead

Sixth seed Rafael Nadal has been monstrous as he takes the second set 6-2 to add to the first set against seventh seed Matteo Berrettini, which he won 6-3.

Jan 28, 2022 10:27 IST

Nadal on Fire Here

Rafael Nadal is absolutely on fire while Matteo Berrettini looks completely out of depth here. Nadal is a double break up in the second set, after taking the first 6-3.

Jan 28, 2022 10:02 IST

Nadal Takes 1st Set

Sixth seed Rafael Nadal gets off to a fantastic start in the semi-final as he takes the first set 6-3 against seventh seed Italian Matteo Berrettini.

Jan 28, 2022 09:13 IST

Berrettini vs Nadal LIVE

We are just minutes away from the start of the first men’s singles semi-final between Matteo Berrettini and Rafael Nadal.

Jan 28, 2022 09:13 IST

Berrettini vs Nadal LIVE

We are just minutes away from the start of the first men’s singles semi-final between Matteo Berrettini and Rafael Nadal.

Jan 28, 2022 08:38 IST

Berrettini vs Nadal

The first semi-final is between the seventh seed Matteo Berrettini and sixth seed Rafael Nadal. Nadal is looking to become the first man to win 21 Grand Slam titles while Berrettini is eyeing a first Australian Open final.

Jan 28, 2022 08:34 IST

Australian Open 2022, Day 12, Tennis Live Score and Updates

Hello and welcome to News18Sports’ live coverage of the Australian Open. The action in Melbourne will see the men’s singles semi-finals where Rafa Nadal takes on Matteo Berrettini while Stefanos Tsitsipas goes up against Daniil Medvedev.

Jan 28, 2022 16:56 IST

Medvedev Through to Final

Jan 28, 2022 12:13 IST

Nadal Reaches Final

first two sets, he suffered and fought thereafter to win the semi-final and give himself a shot at Grand Slam No.21.

The twelfth day of the first Grand Slam of the year will see the two men’s singles semi-finals where Rafael Nadal will be up against Italian Matteo Berretini while the evening clash will be between two big new generation stars Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev.

Rafael Nadal can give himself a shot at becoming the first man to win 21 Grand Slam titles, providing he can get past Italian power server Matteo Berrettini when they clash in an afternoon Australian Open semi-final on Rod Laver Arena on Friday.

Second seed Daniil Medvedev and Greek number four Stefanos Tsitsipas will renew their rivalry in a repeat of last year’s Melbourne Park last-four encounter, which was won by the Russian, in a night blockbuster at Melbourne Park.

The 35-year-old Spanish gladiator is two wins away from getting the jump on fellow 20-time Grand Slam champions and “big three” rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the race to become greatest male player in tennis history.

Nadal, seeded sixth and with just one Australian Open crown among his 20 majors, back in 2009, had modest expectations resuming after a three-and-a-half-month lay-off with a chronic foot injury at the end of last season.

But a combination of nine-time winner Djokovic’s dramatic deportation on the eve of the tournament over vaccination issues and world number three Alexander Zverev’s shock fourth-round exit cleared Nadal’s path.

Nadal has been modifying his game to compensate for a degenerative bone disease in his left foot that threatens to end his remarkable career and faces another physical test against last year’s Wimbledon finalist Berrettini.

“Today there are still doubts because the foot, it is an injury we cannot fix… so we need to find a way that the pain is under control to keep playing,” Nadal said.

Seventh seed Berrettini, 25, is the first Italian man to play in the Australian Open semi-finals.

“Playing with him on Rod Laver Arena in the semi-finals is something that I dreamed about when I was a kid,” he said of facing Nadal.

“Now I really want to win this match. I know I can do it.”

The two-metre tall (6ft 7in) Berrettini, who possesses a top-spin forehand nearly as heavy as Nadal’s, lost their only meeting in a semi-final at the 2019 US Open in straight sets.

Medvedev, the tournament favourite, needs to find his reserves of energy after two long, torrid examinations just to get to the semi-final.

Having already spoiled Djokovic’s quest for a 21st Slam in last year’s US Open final, the world number two Medvedev could this time stand in Nadal’s way — if he can again get past Tsitsipas.

Medvedev was kept on court for more than eight gruelling hours in beating American serve-volleyer Maxime Cressy then Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime just to reach the semi-finals.

“I never had this experience. I’m going to try to recover as well as possible, to be ready to play against Stefanos, because he’s a great player. I need to be at my best to beat him,” said Medvedev.

Medvedev leads Tsitsipas 6-2 in their eight meetings, with a 2-1 edge in Slams, but will have to contend with a Greek world number four “in the zone” after demolishing Italian 11th seed Jannik Sinner in straight sets.

“It was the most consistent and the best match I’ve had in the tournament,” Tsitsipas said.

“I feel like I’m in the zone. I have no plans of getting out of it. It’s part of my game.”

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