Daniil Medvedev comes from two sets down – and saves a match point – to defeat rising star Felix Auger Aliassime in thrilling Australian Open quarter final to set up last-four clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Daniil Medvedev came from two sets down to defeat Felix Auger Aliassime
- The No 2 seed had to save a match point against the rising star from Canada
- Medvedev dug in and came through the tie which lasted 4 hours 42 minutes
Daniil Medvedev saved a match point and recovered from two sets to love down to defeat Felix Auger-Aliassime and reach his fifth grand slam semi-final.
The world number two is looking to become the first man in the Open era to follow a first grand slam title by winning the next major tournament but his chances were hanging by a thread when Canadian Auger-Aliassime won the first two sets.
Medvedev hit back to take the third but went match point down at 4-5 in the fourth only to save it with a big serve, take the set and clinch a 6-7 (4) 3-6 7-6 (2) 7-5 6-4 victory after four hours and 42 minutes.
The Russian now faces a rematch of last year’s semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
More to follow.
Daniil Medvedev came from two sets down to beat Felix Auger Aliassime at Australian Open
The young Canadian stormed to a two-set lead and was on the cusp of knocking out No 2 seed
Medvedev, however, rescued a match point and clawed two sets back to go to a decider
Auger Aliassime was broken early in the fifth set and had no response as Medvedev won 6-2
The Canadian took a medical time out to attend to an ankle injury in the fifth and final set