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AS IT HAPPENED: Sinner's city! Italian's comeback for the ages sinks Medvedev for maiden Aus Open crown

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28th January, 2024

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The Australian Open men’s singles champion will be crowned tonight when Jannik Sinner takes on Daniil Medvedev at Rod Laver Arena. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the action from 7:30pm (AEDT).

The King is dead; long live the King.

That may be a touch on the dramatic side, but Sinner’s four-set win over Novak Djokovic ended a 2,195-day winning run at the Australian Open for the world No.1.

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Sinner plays a similar game to Djokovic, and the last two sets were really a case of the master against the apprentice. The Italian’s big serve won a few more free points than the Serbian and that proved the difference in the end.

For Sinner to claim his first grand slam title, he has to first take down Medvedev.

The world No.3 looked down and out after going down two sets to love against Alexander Zverev; however, Medvedev dug deep and won his third five-set match of the tournament, coming away 6-3 in the last set after two tie-break wins to get the match back to square.

Medvedev has spent over 20 hours on court in this Australian Open compared to under 15 hours for Sinner, who has lost only one set so far. Fatigue may be a factor for the Russian.



The head-to-head between this pair tells an interesting story; Medvedev leads it 6-3, but Sinner has won the last three. Their last meeting was at the ATP Finals last November, with Sinner winning 6-3, 6-7, 6-1.

Medvedev has the clear edge in grand slam experience, having played five grand slam finals to date for a sole US Open title. However, you get the feeling this is Sinner’s time.

It won’t be easy but the Italian will lift the trophy.

Sinner in five sets.

Match Information

Venue: Rod Laver Arena
Start Time: 7:30pm (AEDT)
TV: Channel 9
Streaming: Stan Sport
Betting: Sinner $1.33, Medvedev $3.30 – odds via PlayUp


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