February 28, 2024

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Daniil Medvedev reaches the Australian Open final for the third time after his comeback against Sasha Zverev

Daniil Medvedev reaches the Australian Open final for the third time after his comeback against Sasha Zverev

Alexander Zverev was unable to follow up his stunning win over Carlos Alcaraz at the Australian Open. The German was in charge for two sets, but Daniil Medvedev was still able to turn the match around. After 4 hours and 22 minutes he scored his first point of the match.

In the quarterfinals, Alexander “Sascha” Zverev made a big impression against Crown Prince Carlos Alcaraz. He also continued this high level in the semi-final match against Daniil Medvedev.

Zverev was in control in the first two sets and seemed to get under the skin of the always mad Medvedev.

But from the third set onwards, Medvedev scratched the bug out from under his skin. “I felt a little lost,” the Russian said afterward. “I didn't want to go out without a fight.”

And we got a fight. Medvedev balanced the balance with two victories in the tie-break and lost completely in the final set, while Zverev was gradually losing his lead.

After losing two finals in Melbourne to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, in 2021 and 2022, he now has a unique opportunity to win his second Grand Slam title. Only Jannik Sinner, Djokovic's bogeyman, still stands in the way of the Norman Brooks Challenge Cup, the Australian Open's trophy.

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