Tommy Paul “He’s a great athlete and very solid from the baseline,” said Barbara Shett at Eurosport.
Mats Vilander adds of Paul’s potential approach:
Supercoach Tim Henman said, “Hit the winner from the back of the court and don’t make any mistakes.”
Yesterday’s women’s semi-finals were all high-quality matches. Tomorrow’s final will be a clash between two big hitters. Victoria Elena Ryvakina, who defeated her Azarenka, will face Alina Sabalenka, who has beaten unseeded Polish player Magda her Lynette to reach her first Grand Slam final.
One of the men’s semi-finals has ended. No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas is waiting in the final on Sunday following a four-set victory over Karen Khachanov. (I write Karen Khachanov of Russia, but of course he was competing under the banner of “neutral”.)
Srjan DjokovicNovak Djokovic’s father has said he will not attend his son’s Australian Open semifinal match against Tommy Paul on Friday night. Taken with a pro-Vladimir Putin spectator on wednesday night.
can anyone stop Novak DjokovicSpecifically, can Tommy Paul stop Novak Djokovic? But no one could have given the unseeded American, ranked 35th in the world, any hope of making it this far. He won his fifth setter in his second-round match against Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and beat Andy his Murray nemesis Roberto He Bautista He Agut in the fourth.
He had a great run, evoking memories of former American greats such as Andy Roddick, the last American men’s man to reach the semi-finals at Melbourne Park. But Paul played his nine-time champion on his favorite court, where he had the most success.The Serb also seems very motivated (if that’s possible) following last year’s Covid vaccination flurry, but he, as always, plagued by controversy.
Djokovic targets top 10s as wait ends in minutes Australian Open Title. let’s do this
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