We already know the semifinal bracket of the first Grand Slam of the year. The first match will face off Tsitsipas, who is the only player that also made it to this stage of the tournament in Australia back in 2022, and Khachanov, who is in great momentum after reaching the last US Open semifinals where Carlos Alcaraz became the best player of the world.
The Greek has shown an astonishing strength throughout the tournament and Jannik Sinner was the only one to put in in trouble on the fourth round. On the other hand, Khachanov beat one of the revelations of the tournament, Sebastian Korda, who was forced to withdraw due to an injury on his wrist and so he will have to wait to try to repeat the feat from his father and coach, who won the title back in 1998.
Both players have only conceded two sets in the entire tournament and they have also won the three tie-breaks that they have each played. They both know how it feels to win a Master 1000, but they are missing the last step to join the Olympus of tennis, a Grand Slam.
The other side of the bracket is formed by two opposite players, Novak Djokovic y Tommy Paul. The first one looks for his 10th final, and he won the previous nine, apart from having displayed a great performing despite the physical uncertainties that he dragged in the first games.
The Serbian has just even Andre Agassi as the player with the most consecutive wins in the Australian Open with 26. On the other hand, Tommy Paul is ahead of his first semifinal of a Grand Slam, which is why this is a unique opportunity for him.
The last two battles before the Sunday final will take place on Friday, where we could see the replay of the Roland Garros 2021 Final between Djokovic and Tsitsipas. We are just a few days away from knowing who will take over Rafael Nadal’s Australian throne.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
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