‘Australian Open man’ Novak Djokovic (5th place, Serbia) settled in the semifinals of the Australian Open tennis tournament (total prize money 76.5 million Australian dollars, about 66.26 billion won) did.
Djokovic defeated Andrei Rublev (6th place, Russia) 3-0 (6-1 6-2 6-4) in the men’s singles quarterfinals on the 10th day of the tournament held in Melbourne, Australia on the 25th.
With this victory, Djokovic, who has reached 26 consecutive victories at the Australian Open, faces Tommy Paul (35th, USA) in the semifinals on the 27th.
If Djokovic wins this tournament, he will regain the Australian Open supremacy in two years after 2021, and will reach the top of the tournament for the 10th time.
Djokovic, who holds the record for the most wins in the Australian Open men’s singles, will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in seven months since June last year if he wins.
He also won the singles championship for the 22nd time in major tournaments, and could become a tie for the most in this category with Rafael Nadal (2nd place, Spain).
‘Tennis Emperor’ Roger Federer (Switzerland), who retired last year, succeeds Nadal and Djokovic with 20 circuits.
After losing 0-3 (6-7 <4-7> 5-7 6-7 <3-7>) to Jeong Hyeon (27) of Korea in the round of 16 in 2018, Djokovic continued his ‘undefeated march’ at the Australian Open. there is.
From 2019 to 2021, he achieved three consecutive victories in the tournament, and at the Australian Open last year, he was unable to attend the tournament due to non-vaccination against the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
Djokovic was worried that he would not be able to perform normally due to a muscle injury in his left leg ahead of this tournament. 스포츠토토
Djokovic, who plays with a bandage on the upper part of his left leg, however, defeated Alex Diminore (24th, Australia) 3-0 (6-2 6-1 6-2) in the round of 16, and also against Rublev that day. He did not give up his serve game and finished the game in 2 hours and 3 minutes.
In five matches of this tournament, only one set was given to Enzo Cuaco (191st place, France), who was his opponent in the second round, and all other four matches were won 3-0.
Rublev, who has advanced to the quarterfinals of major tournaments 7 times so far, has never reached the semifinals of a major.
The men’s singles semifinals of this tournament were compressed into a match between Djokovic and Paul, Stephanos Tsitsipas (3rd place, Greece) and Karen Khachanov (20th place, Russia).
Tsitsipas could also become world No. 1 if he wins this event. If Tsitsipas or Djokovic does not win, current No. 1 Carlos Alcaras (Spain) will retain the No. 1 position.
Alkaras was absent from the tournament due to an injury.
Paul defeated Ben Shelton (89th, USA) 3-1 (7-6<8-6> 6-3 5-7 6-4) in the previous game and advanced to the semifinals of the majors for the first time in his life.
Djokovic and Paul face each other for the first time.
Tsitsipas and Khachanov, who confirmed their advance to the semifinals the day before, are recording a 5-game winning streak.
On the 26th, two women’s singles semifinals will be held, followed by the men’s singles semifinals on the 27th.
The women’s singles quarterfinals of this tournament are Arina Sabalenka (5th, Belarus) – Magda Linnet (45th, Poland), Victoria Azaranka (24th, Belarus) – Elena Rivakina (25th, Kazakhstan) determined by the confrontation of
From 5:30 pm on the 26th Korean time, the match between Azaranka and Rivakina will be held first, followed by Sabalenka and Lynette.