Serbian Novak Djokovic The Russian player will face Revelation in the semifinals of the Australian Open Aslan Karatsev By surpassing German Alexander Zverev and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov respectively; While in the Japanese women’s box Naomi Osaka He will cross with the American Serena Williams By defeating Taiwanese Su Wei Hsieh and Romanian Simona Halep in their matches.
Djokovic was more relieved of abdominal pain after beating German Alexander Zverev Ratings: 6-7 (6) 6-2 6-4 7-6 (6) He unleashed his anger and frustration to reach the semi-finals in a fantastic moment of form.
“I need time to warm up in these conditions. I’ve had a lot Lucky to get that break“At the third, from there I improved a lot,” he commented after the conclusion of the meeting, which lasted more than three and a half hours.
The first player in the world reached the semi-finals in Melbourne Park For the ninth time, the Australian draw John Bromwich In third place in the ranking led by Roger Federer with 15 attendees.
In competition Big Slash StrikesHis 39th semifinals attendance also fell into the standings Roger Federer (46) And in it Raphael Nadal It ranks third with 35 posts.
“I’ve never seen him play before. Very physically strong, he moves well. He has a major setbackNol warned of the potential of his next rival Karatsev.
The Russian qualifying comer Aslan Karatsev entered history when he became the first player of the open era Reaching the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament in their debut By defeating the injured Gregor Dimitrov (19), 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2.
“It feels unbelievable. I didn’t know he was infected Before starting. At first I was a bit tense, “he commented after confirming that he was the fifth player in the open era to reach the quarter-finals after entering the final draw from the previous stage.
Breakthrough player Karatsev also became the lowest-ranked player to reach the semifinals in Melbourne Park since the American Patrick McEnroe It occupied the same Russian position in the ATP list (114th), and was one step away from the final in 1991.
In the women’s draw, Japanese Naomi Osaka became the first to qualify for the Australian Open semi-finals after the Taiwanese smart match was canceled. Su Wei Hsieh, By having a comfortable meeting 6-2, 6-2 That slightly exceeded an hour in duration. And after her victory, she commented, “I feel very calm because I went through sensitive moments throughout the competition.”
He warned at his last press conference and fulfilled his desires stating that he would have a good time if he was not able to despair of the Taiwanese unconventional game. Osaka remained calmHe nullified any tactical maneuvers that veteran Hsieh had done by taking down 22 winners and committing fourteen easy fouls.
The next stumbling block, Serena, defeated the Roman Simona Halep to double 6-3. “My best game so far was this tournament. I knew I had to play a game and I’m very happy about that,” she explained after closing a pass to her in a match that lasted an hour and a half.
Serena, after moving to the semifinals, is just two games away from tying the record at Australia Margaret Court As a player with the most Grand Slam titles (24).
Serena faces an unfavorable match (1-2) with her next opponent, Osaka of Japan, who also won his most important duel so far: the tournament final. US Open 2018 year.
She is an example to follow. I really want to see how I respond In such an important match, “Youngest Williams said of Osaka.