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Approaching Grand Slam 22: Djokovic skipped to the semi-finals in Australia

The Serbian continues to celebrate in Melbourne. Defeat Rublev and play the surprising Paul in the next round. In the women’s semi-finals Savalanka will meet Lynette

The 2023 Australian Tennis Championship is fast approaching the end and today (Wednesday) the picture of the semi-finals was completed. The late game between Novak Djokovic and Andrei Rublev was in focus, but it ended very quickly and the Serbian will play against Tommy Paul who won the surprising American derby. For the women, Aryna Savalanka and Magda Lint achieved smooth victories and set a date in the battle for the ticket to the final. Semi-final picture: men Karan Khachanov – Stefanos Tsitsipasnova, Djokovic – Tomi Polans, Silena Rybakina – Victoria Azarenka, MagdaLint – Arina Savalanka

Novak Djokovic (4, Serbia) – Andrei Rublev (5, Russia) 1:6, 2:6, 4:6 After Rublev beat Holger Runa in the round of 16, he said with a smile : “No one wants to meet Novak. I would rather be in the second half of the lottery, everything is just not Novak.” said and knew why. The Russian was no rival to the king of the Australian championships, who controlled the pace, did everything he could, broke, crushed and won with ease. The first set lasted 40 minutes, the second 44 minutes and the third 41 minutes. Djokovic broke 5 times, hit 14 aces and completed the qualification quickly and surgically. Tommy Paul (USA) – Ben Shelton (USA) 6:7 ​​(6), 3:6, 7:5, 4:6 The 25-year-old Paul, 35 in the world, won the derbySurprising Americans on the way to another record in his developing career. Shelton, who is ranked 89th in the world, hit 24 aces, but it was not enough against the high-quality forehands of his compatriot. A gift in a close tiebreaker in the first set also marked the way to the second set, before the 20-year-old Shelton narrowed it to 2:1. In the fourth set, Paul quickly came to his senses, broke his opponent already in his first service game and from there continued to victory.

Aryna Savalanka (5, Belarus) – Donna Vekic (Croatia) 3:6, 2:6 after the multiple rejections of the favorites , , Savalanka remains the highest ranked and even tonight she did the job relatively easily. The Belarusian showed up for the game with a negative balance against Vekic, 5:1, butDidn’t leave the Croatian (64th in the world) a chance to surprise one more time. Sabalanka broke 5 times, scored 38 winners against only 21 and took advantage of multiple mistakes by Vekic on the way to victory in 1:51 hours. Magda Lint (Poland) – Karolina Pliskova (30, Czech Republic) 3:6, 5:7 Lint, who is ranked 45th in the world, continues and who would have believed that she would actually be the Pole who qualifies for the semi-finals and not Iga Shabiontek? The 30-year-old tennis player qualified for the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career and continued her top form, after never getting past the third round. Pliskova disappeared in the decisive moments and was eliminated even though she led 2:7 in the balance between the two.

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