Thursday, May 23, 2024

Djokovic and Sinner Advance to Semi-Finals in Australian Open 2024


The semi-final lineup from the highest half of the draw is full, and we are going to see Novak Djokovic tackle Jannik Sinner after the pair progressed from their quarter-final matches on Tuesday.

Djokovic was enjoying the day session for the second consecutive match, though he didn’t get on the court docket till later within the afternoon after Kostyuk and Gauff performed a prolonged, error-strewn match.

When he did get on the court docket, the Serb needed to climate a difficult opening two units from Taylor Fritz earlier than he acquired the wind in his sails to dash throughout the road with a 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory in three hours, 45 minutes, the ultimate two units lasting simply 82 minutes of that.

Within the evening session, Jannik Sinner continued his strong kind to dispatch Andrey Rublev 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3 in 2 hours and 39 minutes.

Day Ten 2024 Australian Open Quarter Last Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Novak Djokovic (1) Taylor Fritz (12) 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Jannik Sinner (4) Andrey Rublev (5) 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3

Djokovic Foils Fritz To Make Semi-Finals

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Novak Djokovic entered Tuesday’s quarter-final with an 8-0 file vs Taylor Fritz, however after 2 hours and half-hour of play, there was little to separate them at one set a chunk.

Djokovic gained the opening set in a clutch tiebreak after saving two set factors at 5-6. Nonetheless, an early break within the second for the American and his saving of seven of seven break factors with some courageous tennis drew him degree.

From there, the match seemed finely poised as Djokovic struggled to seize a break of serve, having held 15 breakpoint probabilities throughout the primary two units with out changing.

Nonetheless, the Serb picked up his recreation, breaking twice in set three as he accelerated to a 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory in three hours and 45 minutes to make his eleventh semi-final in Melbourne.

Whereas Djokovic struggled with the warmth initially and couldn’t break Fritz’s serve, he had a strong serving day, successful 82% behind his first serve whereas limiting Fritz to simply 66%, proving the distinction.

I suffered rather a lot within the first couple of units, additionally as a consequence of his high-quality tennis. He was serving properly, he was staying near the road, he was sort of suffocating me from the again of the court docket. I used to be [playing] many of the rallies on my again foot. It was actually tough to search out the best timing. It was extraordinarily sizzling whereas the solar was nonetheless on the market. Bodily very draining, emotionally as properly. On the finish of the day, I managed to interrupt him when it mattered, within the third and the fourth. I believe I upped my recreation in all probability halfway by means of the third set, all the way in which to the tip Djokovic on his encounter with Fritz.

Match Stats

  Novak Djokovic Taylor Fritz
Aces 20 16
Double Faults 3 2%
1st Serve Proportion 63% 58%
1st Serve Factors Received 82% (59/72) 66% (59/90)
2nd Serve Factors Received 58% (25/43) 48% (31/64)
Break Factors Saved 67% (4/6) 81% (17/21)
1st Return Factors Received 34% (31/90) 18% (13/72)
2nd Return Factors Received 52% (33/64) 42% (18/43)
Break Factors Transformed 19% (4/21) 33% (2/6)
Winners 52 63
Unforced Errors 26 39
Web Factors Received 65% (13/20) 66% (19/29)
Max Factors In Row 10 5
Service Factors Received 73% (84/115) 58% (90/154)
Return Factors Received 42% (64/154) 27% (31/115)
Whole Factors Received 55% (148/269) 45% (121/269)
Max Video games In Row 3 2
Service Video games Received 90% (18/20) 79% (15/19)
Return Video games Received 21% (4/19) 10% (2/20)
Whole Video games Received 56% (22/39) 44% (17/39)

Highlights

Sinner Sinks Rublev

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Jannik Sinner is thru to his first Australian Open semi-final due to a 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3 victory over Andrey Rublev.

Whereas the scoreboard appears easy, the Russian was closely concerned within the first two units and had a number of probabilities to take them, shedding a 5-1 lead within the second set tiebreak, and he’s now misplaced all 10 of the Grand Slam Quarter Finals he has performed.

Total, whereas the pair have been properly matched from the bottom, Sinner defended his second serve higher, and Rublev lacked that little little bit of selection or guile when he wanted it, with all eight of the break factors he created passing him by.

It’s additionally value noting that Sinner was coping with a minor damage, so seeing how he holds up in opposition to Djokovic on Friday might be attention-grabbing. You possibly can’t afford to be bodily flimsy in opposition to Novak.

Match Stats

  Jannik Sinner Andrey Rublev
Aces 10 10
Double Faults 3 2
1st Serve Proportion 64% 70%
1st Serve Factors Received 76% (57/75) 76% (54/71)
2nd Serve Factors Received 52% (22/42) 37% (11/30)
Break Factors Saved 100% (8/8) 71% (5/7)
1st Return Factors Received 24% (17/71) 24% (18/75)
2nd Return Factors Received 63% (19/30) 48% (20/42)
Break Factors Transformed 29% (2/7) 0% (0/8)
Winners 34 34
Unforced Errors 24 32
Web Factors Received 82% (9/11) 70% (7/10)
Max Factors In Row 10 5
Service Factors Received 68% (79/117) 64% (65/101)
Return Factors Received 36% (36/101) 32% (38/117)
Whole Factors Received 53% (115/218) 47% (103/218)
Max Video games In Row 3 1
Service Video games Received 100% (16/16) 87% (13/15)
Return Video games Received 13% (2/15) 0% (0/16)
Whole Video games Received 58% (18/31) 42% (13/31)

Highlights

Day Eleven Australian Open 2024 Quarter Last Matches

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  • Hubert Hurkacz (9) vs Daniil Medvedev (3)
  • Alexander Zverev (6) vs Carlos Alcaraz (2)

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