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Australian Open 2024 results: Daniil Medvedev defeats Hubert Hurkacz in Melbourne

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Daniil Medvedev, a two-time Australian Open finalist, used his more extensive Grand Slam experience to defeat Polish ninth seed Hubert Hurkacz and advance to this year’s semi-finals.

The Russian third seed Medvedev won 7-6 (7-4) 2-6 6-3 5-7 6-4 in his sixth major quarterfinal appearance.

Hurkacz, in only his second quarterfinal, battled back to equalize, but Medvedev won the deciding to advance.

After winning the US Open in 2021, Medvedev is seeking for his second major title.

He will face either Carlos Alcaraz or Alexander Zverev in Friday’s semi-finals, which will take place later on Wednesday.

“I feel a bit destroyed right now,” said Medvedev, who won in just under four hours.

“He performed well; I won’t be too hard on myself. I just had to do what I could. If I lose, it’s fine.”

Yastremska qualified for the Australian Open semi-finals.

Medvedev pushes deep to counter Hurkacz.
While Alcaraz and Zverev are hoping for their first Melbourne final, Medvedev has previous experience, having finished second to Novak Djokovic in 2021 and Rafael Nadal in 2022.

After defeating Hurkacz, he is now one victory away from his third title chance.

Hurkacz is one of the best servers in the game, but Medvedev is one of the top returners, setting up a fascinating matchup between the two.

Medvedev struck first, breaking Hurkacz’s serve early in the match, but Hurkacz rebounded fast before the Russian seized control of the tie-break to seal victory.

Medvedev’s level dipped in the second set as Hurkacz increased the pace of his groundstrokes as he leveled up.


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