Novak Djokovic confirmed his good preparation before the first Grand Slam of the season in Melbourne in Adelaide, where he defeated Danilo Medvedev 6:3, 6:4 in the semifinals.
The number one seed took away one serve from the Russian in each of the sets and proved with a practically flawless game that he will be extremely difficult to beat in Melbourne. He needed an hour and a half to win the 250 series event. At the end of the first set, Đoković slightly injured a muscle on his left leg, but was able to continue the match after medical intervention.
The Serbian will be in the final for 92. address faced the unseeded American Sebastian Korda, who eliminated the Japanese in the first semi-final after surrendering in the second set Yoshihita Nishioko. The son of the former Czech ace Petr Korda will play in the finals of the highest level tournaments for the fifth time, he celebrated only in Parma in May 2021.
Semi-Finals: ĐOKOVIC (SRB/1) – MEDVEDEV (RUS/3) 6:3, 6:4
KORDA (USA) – NISHIOKA (Yup) 7:6 (5), 1:0 bb
For address USA and Italy
The USA and Italy are the finalists of the newly established United Cup under the auspices of the ATP and WTA. At the tournament with a prize fund of 14 million euros in Sydney, the Americans beat Poland 5-0, while the Italians beat Greece 3-1.
USA – Poland 5:0Jessica Pegula – Iga Swiatek 6:2, 6:2; Frances Tiafoe – Kacper Zuk 6:3, 6:3; Madison Keys – Magda Linette 6:4, 6:2; Taylor Fritz – Hubert Hurkacz 7:6 (5), 7:6 (5);Pegula/Fritz – Rosolska/Kubot 6:7 (5), 6:4, 10:6.
Italy – Greece 3:1 Martina Trevisan – Maria Sakari 6:3, 6:7 (4), 7:5; Lorenzo Musetti – Stefanos Sakelaridis 6:1, 6:1; Matteo Berrettini – Stefanos Tsitsipas 6:4, 6:7 (2), 4:6; Lucia Bronzetti – Valentina Grammaticopolis 6:2, 6:3.