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

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

The world No 2 is wanting to turn into the primary man within the Open period to observe a primary grand slam title by successful the following main match, however his possibilities had been hanging by a thread when Canadian Auger-Aliassime received the primary two sets.

Nevertheless, the Russian received a third-set tie-break, saved a match level earlier than successful the fourth and capitalised on an early break within the fifth to take the match 6-7 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, 6-4.

Félix Auger-Aliassime throughout his quarter-final defeat to Daniil Medvedev. {Photograph}: Dean Lewins/EPA


“I used to be not enjoying my finest and Félix was enjoying unbelievable, serving unbelievable,” stated Medvedev. “I didn’t actually know what to do. I don’t know in case you’re going to like this however I informed myself: ‘What would Novak do?’ What got here into my thoughts, I simply thought, ‘OK, I’m going to make him work. If he needs to win it, he’s going to have to combat till the final level’. I managed to increase my stage.”

He’ll subsequent face Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rematch of final yr’s semi-final. Earlier, Tsitsipas produced his finest efficiency of the match to defeat Jannik Sinner in straight sets.

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