Sinner sweeps Rublev and sets up semifinal match with Djoković!

Italian tennis sensation Jannik Sinner advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open by defeating Andrey Rublev 3-0 in the quarterfinals, with set scores of 6-4, 7-6, and 6-3.

This highly anticipated clash between the fourth and fifth-ranked players in the world lasted two hours and 41 minutes, and it was the higher-ranked Sinner who emerged victorious without dropping a set.

Sinner dominated the Russian tennis star, securing the first break of the match. Both players held their serves confidently until the fifth game when the Italian capitalized on a break point, taking a 3-2 lead. From that point, he maintained his advantage and comfortably secured the lead in sets.

The second set was marked by intense competition, particularly in the tiebreak. Despite multiple break point opportunities on both sides, none were converted, and the decision on the set winner came after a fierce battle and a turnaround in the tiebreak.

Rublev gained two mini-breaks, leading 5-1, but Sinner showed resilience, winning six consecutive points to claim the set in his favor.

Carrying the momentum into the third set, Sinner secured a crucial break in the sixth game to establish a commanding lead (4-2). From there, he maintained a high level of play and capitalized on his first match point to secure a spot among the top four in Melbourne.

In the semifinals, Sinner will face Novak Djokovic, who earlier defeated Taylor Fritz (3-0). This marks the Italian’s second Grand Slam semifinal appearance in his career.

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