Daniil Medvedev battles from two sets down to reach Australian Open semis

  • World No 2 saves match point against Félix Auger-Aliassime
  • Marathon 6-7 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, 6-4 win after 4hr 42 min

Daniil Medvedev saved a match point and recovered from two sets down to defeat Félix Auger-Aliassime and reach his fifth grand slam semi-final.

The world No 2 is looking to become the first man in the Open era to follow a first grand slam title by winning the next major tournament, but his chances were hanging by a thread when Canadian Auger-Aliassime won the first two sets.

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Australian Open 2022 quarter-final: Auger-Aliassime v Medvedev – live!

*Auger-Aliassime 1-1 Medvedev

Auger-Aliassime starts with two crashing, winning serves, delivered with a hefty grunt and eventually holds. He is taking the full 25 seconds over each serve, and that doesn’t bode well. Medvedev’s complaints about needing a court with room are borne out by his taking to the back of the ranch.

Auger-Aliassime 0-1 Medvedev*

We begin with a service game to love from the Russian, the one blip being him needing a second service on 40-0 that leads to a long-ish rally. That looks like FAA’s route into this game.

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Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid win Australian Open wheelchair title

  • Dramatic tie-break triumph nets victory over opponents
  • Winners collect ninth successive grand slam doubles trophy

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid made tennis history by winning a ninth consecutive grand slam title at the Australian Open.

The British pair defeated Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda of Japan 6-2, 4-6, 10-7 in the final of the wheelchair men’s doubles at Melbourne Park.

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