Australian Open: Daniil Medvedev comes from two sets down to defeat Felix Auger Aliassime


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

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

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

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

The Canadian took a medical time out to attend to an ankle injury in the fifth and final set

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