Daniil Medvedev bounced back from two sets to love down to defeat Felix Auger-Aliassime in an epic battle to reach his fifth Grand Slam semifinal at Melbourne Park on Wednesday. roared back, Medvedev roared to take the third set, but went match point down at 4-5 in the fourth only to save it with a serve and ultimately clinch a big serving encounter after four hours and 42 minutes.

The Russian became the first player of this year’s Australian Open to achieve this feat. Other contenders did not win after going down two sets first up. Medevdev outclassed Felix 6-7 (4) 3-6 7-6 (2) 7-5 6-4 victory to face Stefanos Tsitsipas, who he played in the semis last year, losing in three sets. He is the third Russian, along- side Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin, to reach the semifinals at the Australian Open on multiple occasions. “It’s the semifinal of a grand slam so even if I am tired I am going to give it everything. Last year I was named to play the Ped match.” he said pretty well. Let’s hope we can have a good the on-court chat with Jim Courier.

In the first two sets, Medvedev was not at his best and Felix capitalised on unbelievable tennis. By playing unbeliever the Russian, Canadian was who did not know how to tackle his rival, which compelled him to tell Jim Courier that at one point of time he was thinking how Novak Djokovic would have done.

“Felix was all over me, so I thought to myself. what would Novak do?” he said. Notably, Medvedev played better when the roof was closed as his hands were less slippery due to sweat compared to playing under the skies.

The play was halted for seven minutes for the organisers to close the roof due to intermittent rain when Felix was serving for a spot in the semifinals during the third I set tiebreak.


Former suggested the stop vitt super Australian star Lleyton He stoppage worked against the 21-year-old Felix mentally. That little break midway through the tie-break and just that extra, close to 7 minutes thinking that he is so close to finishing this match and a semi-final of another major,” Hewitt said on Nine. “He has to really try to reset here.” Felix, on the other hand, started well, making Medvedev to scurry around the court with his heavy groundstrokes.

The 21-year-old continued to apply in the second set, breaking pressure immediately before he dominated on serve. In a tight third set, Medvedev continued to play from the baseline to negotiate Felix’s stinging shots as they moved to a tie-break. After a brief spell of rain, the match was delayed to close Rod Laver Arena’s roof.

Thereon the Russian dominated the tie-break to gain a foothold in the match, raising his arms in the air to further energise the crowd. Facing adversity in the fourth set, Medvedev came back strong, saving one match point with a powerful serve at 4-5 (30/40), before he turned the screws on Felix to break. After holding it to level,

Medevdev displayed his big-game mindset in the decider, saving all six breakpoints he faced as he put his legs on the paddle to advance, improving his fifth-set record to 3-7. With his win, Medvedev has kept his aim in tact to win his second major trophy, having triumphed at the US Open in September.