Sinner Sets Up Highly-Anticipated Djokovic Showdown After Beating Rublev At Australian Open

Sinner Sets Up Highly-Anticipated Djokovic Showdown After Beating Rublev At Australian Open

by Zachary Wimer

Jannik Sinner made easy work of yet another opponent as he bested Andrey Rublev to reach the 2024 Australian Open semifinals.

This match had some really good moments from both players, and the second-set tie-break was amazing, fans at the Rod Laver Arena only got three sets. There wasn't any particular drama, as Sinner proved the far better player right now, beating the Russian comfortably.

Many think of Sinner as the largest threat to Novak Djokovic for the trophy because he's beaten him a few times recently. The opening set of this match opened in a promising fashion for the Russian, as he had some early break points, which he didn't convert.

Unfortunately for Rublev, he would lose his serve in the very next game, which was terrible for his confidence moving forward. The opening set went 6-4 for Sinner, who held back a bit in rallies. It worked out, as he had eight unforced errors fewer.

The seconds then saw Rublev step up his, which coincided with him serving better. The first serve was not the problem for Rublev, but the second serve was, which he's known about for some time.

It's something he's worked on in the best because it was an obvious weak point. The Russian got himself to a tiebreak and had a 5-2 lead, but he collapsed completely, losing five points in a row.

That was basically the nail in his coffin because he would never bounce back after that. Sinner was just too strong to overpower, as the Italian kept playing aggressively and getting the break he needed.

The final score was 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3 as Sinner moved on to face Novak Djokovic in the most anticipated semifinal match at this year's Australian Open.

Jannik Sinner vs Andrey Rublev Match Stats:

Jannik Sinner 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3 Andrey Rublev
10 Aces 10
3 Double Faults 2
64% First Serve % 70%
76% (57/75) Points Won After First Serve % 76% (54/71)
52% (22/42) Points Won After Second Serve % 37% (11/30)
29% (2/7) Break Point Conversion 0% (0/8)
34 Winners 34
24 Unforced Errors 34


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