Digital Desk, Melbourne. Eight-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has once again confirmed his place in the final. In the first Grand Slam semi-final match of the year, he defeated Aslan Karatsev of Russia 3–0 in straight sets. With this, the 33-year-old Djokovic managed to reach the title of the Grand Slam for the 9th time.
Novak did not give Karatsev any chance in the semi-finals and won all three sets. Just a step away from his 18th Grand Slam title, Djokovic defeated Kartsev 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2 to advance to the finals. In the final on Sunday, they will face the winner of the second semi-final between Denil Medvedev and Stephanos Sitsipas.
First player to reach finals 3 times after age 30
At the same time, this is the first time in the history of Australia Open, when a player has reached the final of the Open for 3 consecutive times after the age of 30 years.
Djokovic never lost in Australian Open final
Djokovic has never lost in the semi-finals at the Australian Open. Not only this, he has won the title whenever he has reached the finals here. Russian qualifier Karatsev was the first player to reach the semi-finals in his first Grand Slam, but he did not face one in front of Djokovic.
Stretching in the abdominal muscles is not a hindrance
Please tell that Djokovic had a stomach muscle problem since his second round match. Despite this, Djokovic retained his dominance throughout the match. After the semi-finals, when he spoke to him, he said that this is the best moment of this entire tournament.
Osaka breaks Serena’s dream of 24th Grand Slam
Talking about the women’s category, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams of the US lost her dream of winning the 24th Grand Slam once again with the semi-final defeat to Naomi Osaka of Japan at the first Grand Slam Australian Open of the year. Serena’s quest to win a record 24th Grand Slam title continues. Serena suffered a 3-6, 4-6 loss to Osaka in consecutive sets in the semi-finals. Serena is one step away from equaling the 24th Grand Slam of Australian legend women tennis player Margaret Court.
Serena went on holiday briefly after the 2017 Australian Open due to the birth of the first child. The 2021 Australian Open was his 11th Grand Slam tournament after his return. The 2018 French Open was Serena’s first Grand Slam tournament since the birth of a child, in which she was eliminated in the fourth round. Serena reached the finals of the 2018 Wimbledon and the 2019 US Open, but lost both times.