Novak Djokovic has qualified for his 10th Australian Open final, edging closer to a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title, with only Stefanos Tsitsipas standing in his way, glamsquad reports.
On Friday, January 27, the Serbian fourth seed overcame an early scare to romp past unseeded American Tommy Paul 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena.
Another title on Sunday would put him on par with Rafael Nadal in terms of Slam wins, and the 35-year-old would return to the top spot for the first time since last June.
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Tsitsipas, who defeated Russian 18th seed Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 in the other semi-final, can become the top-ranked player if he wins the trophy.
Tsitsipas, 24, is the youngest man to reach the Melbourne final since Djokovic, 23, in 2011.
“As a kid, I dreamed of playing on this court against the best players in the world,” said Tsitsipas, who is also undefeated this season with a 10-0 record.
“I’m overjoyed to be in the final, and we’ll see what happens.”