Novak Djokovic Exits Australian Open: Defeated by Italy’s Sinner in Four Sets, Title Match with Medvedev Awaits

World No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia withdrew from the Australian Open 2024 on Friday. He suffered defeat in the men’s singles semifinals against Italy’s Jannik Sinner, ranked fourth, in a match that lasted 3 hours and 22 minutes. Sinner defeated the defending champion Djokovic with scores of 6-1, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, ending Djokovic’s streak of 33 consecutive wins at the Australian Open.

In the same timeframe, Russia’s World No. 3 player, Daniil Medvedev, will compete in the finals. Medvedev secured victory in the semifinals against Germany’s Alexander Zverev in a gripping five-set match, with scores of 5-7, 3-6, 7(7)-6(4), 7(7)-6(5), 6-3.

Meanwhile, in the women’s singles category, Belarus’ defending champion Aryna Sabalenka will face China’s Qiang Zheng for the title.

Djokovic’s Ninth Defeat in the Australian Open

In the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic suffered his ninth defeat in this Grand Slam tournament out of 103 matches played. Despite his remarkable record, winning 94 out of 103 matches, this loss marks only his ninth in the history of his participation in the Australian Open. Djokovic’s winning percentage in this tournament stands at an impressive 91%.

Djokovic's winning percentage at the Australian Open is 91%.

Sinner Makes History as First Italian in Grand Slam Final

For the first time in his career, Jannik Sinner has reached the final of a Grand Slam tournament. His breakthrough achievement also marks the first instance of an Italian player advancing to the final of the Australian Open.

Jack Sinner has previously reached the semifinals of Wimbledon 2023 in a Grand Slam.

Zhang Advances to Australian Open Final; Gauff Defeated

American player Coco Gauff, finalist of the US Open 2023, faced defeat in the semifinals. Meanwhile, Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka clinched a hard-fought victory against the fourth-seeded American, Gauff, with a score of 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.

In another riveting match, on Thursday, 21-year-old Qianwen Zhang defeated Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska with a score of 6-4, 6-4 in the second semifinal. Ranked 12th globally, Qianwen Zhang secures her first-ever entry into the final of the Australian Open. With the title within reach, she stands poised to become the second Chinese player to claim victory at the Australian Open women’s singles, following Li Na’s triumph a decade ago.

Rohan Bopanna’s Final Match in Men’s Doubles Today

Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna is set to compete in the final match of the men’s doubles today. The match is scheduled to commence at 3:15 PM. Bopanna, alongside his Australian partner Matthew Ebden, will face off against the Italian duo of Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori.

Novak Djokovic: Reigning Champion of the Australian Open

Novak Djokovic, hailing from Serbia, holds the record for the most men’s singles titles at the Australian Open, securing a remarkable total of 10 titles. Should he add another victory to his tally, he will surpass Australia’s Roy Emerson, who currently holds the record with 6 titles.

The Open Era in tennis commenced in 1968, granting all players, whether amateur or professional, the opportunity to participate in all four Grand Slam tournaments. This era is defined as the Open Era in tennis history.

Record Prize Money of 481.2 Crore Rupees at the Australian Open

This year’s Australian Open boasts a staggering total prize money of 481.2 crore rupees. Compared to the previous year’s allocation, there has been a notable increase of 13 percent in the prize pool. Winners of both the men’s and women’s singles events stand to earn approximately 17.50 crore rupees each. The tournament offers distinct prize amounts for each category, ensuring that every tier of competition receives its share of the substantial prize pool.

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