Stefanos Tsitsipas edges Karen Khachanov, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3, to reach his second major final.
Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Karen Khachanov 3-1 in his first ever semi-final Australian Open and on Sunday (29.01) he will fight for the first Grand Slam title in his career.
Stefanos Tsitsipas passed this way for the first time in his career in his final Australian Open At the same time, he will be in a Grand Slam final for the second time, after the great battle with Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final.
Tsitsipas will achieve a “childhood dream” if he wins the final by becoming the world No.1.
“These are the moments I have been working hard for, to be able to play in finals like this but finals that have a bigger meaning than just the final,” he said.
“I know it probably doesn’t mean as much for Australians...but coming from a small country like Greece I am so grateful that I get support like this.
“I would have never thought I would be treated so well here so I’m extremely happy I’m in the final now and let’s see what happens.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas is waiting to find out his opponent in the final. If he wins in the final as well, he will automatically be ranked No.1in the world ranking.
A victory Sunday would see Tsitsipas become Greece's first Grand Slam champion AND world No. 1.
Novak Djokovic, who is set to play shortly in the 2nd semis Tie v Tommy Paul (USA).
The winner plays Tsitsipas on Sunday