‘I am happy I kept my nerve,’ says Daniil Medvedev after cruising into Australian Open final

Daniil Medvedev extended his remarkable winning streak to 20 matches as he outclassed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open semi-final.

Medvedev, the world number four, has won the Paris Masters, the ATP Finals, and the ATP Cup in his last three tournaments, and he has now reached a fourth successive final.

He rarely looked in trouble against Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was not able to recreate his amazing quarterfinal comeback against Rafael Nadal.

“Definitely not easy because we saw the (Tsitsipas) match with Rafa was the same, so I got a little bit scared and tight because it is a semi-final of a Slam,” Medvedev said after his 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 win.

“It was not easy but I am happy I managed to turn my game on, especially in tight moments on my serve and I am really happy to be in the final.

“I just tried to hit aces and winners, get the ball in the court, that’s the only way to do it.

“I am happy to manage to keep my nerve, I didn’t make too many bad choices apart from the game I got broken.

“I think sure he was tired after the match with Rafa, during today’s match I saw as soon as I was moving him around the court it was into easy so that became my strategy straight away.”

Medvedev will play Novak Djokovic in the final, with the Serbian putting her perfect record of eight Australian Open wins in eight finals on the line.

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