Novak Djokovic emerged victorious in his match against Paul, with a final score of 7-5, 6-1, 6-2. The match began with an exciting point, with Paul displaying impressive defense skills. However, Djokovic quickly took control of the match, striking accurate backhands and dominating the rallies. The crowd cheered as Paul put up a strong fight, but Djokovic ultimately sealed the win with an unreturnable serve. As he secured the final point, Djokovic showed off his skills with a bit of showboating.
Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches the final after arm-wrestling with Karen Khachanov
With a crowd of Greek flags and supporters chanting his name, Stefanos Tsitsipas achieved what he had come close to in the past. Since 2019, when he defeated Roger Federer at the Australian Open, he has reached the semi-finals four times, three of which were at the Australian Open, his favorite Grand Slam. However, it was not until the 2021 French Open that he was able to advance to the final, where he lost to Novak Djokovic after losing a two-set lead.
On Friday, at the age of 24, Tsitsipas can now claim two finals, after defeating Karen Khachanov in a grueling match 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3, a victory he had imagined since watching Marcos Baghdatis in the 2006 Australian Open final loss to Federer on television as a child.