Australian Open 2023 LIVE: Latest updates from Tsitsipas vs Sinner after Rybakina stuns Swiatek and Gauff out


Australian Open 2023: *Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 2-1 Jannik Sinner

The Greek holds, then comes out firing against Sinner’s serve. At 30-all, Sinner goes for an ambitious winner but just misses the line to offer up a break point, and a phenomenal Tsitsipas backhand down the line curls away from Sinner to clinch the break. The No 3 seed is just too good right now.

*denotes next server.

Australian Open 2023: *Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 0-1 Jannik Sinner

A big ace down the T moves Sinner to 40-15, and a half-hearted backhand by Tsitsipas floats into the net to close the hold for the Italian.

*denotes next server.

Game, first set! Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 Jannik Sinner*

Tsitsipas races to 40-0 to earn three set points. The first is lost with a backhand just wide, but he capitalises on the second with an excellent forehand on the run to seal the first set, 6-4.

*denotes next server.

Australian Open 2023: *Stefanos Tsitsipas 5-4 Jannik Sinner

Sinner’s hard work is undone immediately. Tsitsipas ups his level and dictates the rallies to earn a break point, and when he offers Sinner a forehand it’s too tempting not to take on, but the Italian can’t get enough topspin to land it inside the baseline. Tsitsipas will serve for the first set.

*denotes next server.

Australian Open 2023: Stefanos Tsitsipas 4-4 Jannik Sinner*

Brilliant by Sinner, who fights his way into the Tsitsipas’s service game, earns and break point and grabs the opportunity with a jump-crosscourt-backhand winner. We’re back on serve.

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Australian Open 2023: *Stefanos Tsitsipas 4-3 Jannik Sinner

A phenomenal bit of work at the net by Sinner, defending volley after volley, earns him another point and he’s 40-0 up. He apologises, though, and Tim Henman points out on commentary that his eventual winner was somewhat unconventional technique and a little fortunate. Tsitsipas follows that with a stunning forehand crosscourt winner on the run to get into the game, but Sinner sees it out, another good hold.

Some great tennis on show here.

*denotes next server.

Australian Open 2023: Stefanos Tsitsipas 4-2 Jannik Sinner*

The Greek holds comfortably again, and we reach the business end of the set with only that wayward opening game by Sinner separating them.

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Australian Open 2023: *Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-2 Jannik Sinner

Sinner with a strong love-hold to put the focus straight back on his opponent’s serve.

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Jannik Sinner celebrates during the first set against Stefanos Tsitsipas

Australian Open 2023: Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-1 Jannik Sinner*

A couple more long rallies but Tsitsipas is playing the better tennis here and getting the better of most of these points. He holds with relative comfort and so far looks every bit like the best player left in the top half of the draw, as his third seeding suggests.

*denotes next server.

Australian Open 2023: *Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-1 Jannik Sinner

A long rally ends with Tsitsipas pushed back deep behind the baseline, and he misses with a wide forehand. That moves Sinner 30-15 in front and he adds an ace for 40-15, before he’s stumped by an excellent Tsitsipas return. But another big serve sees Sinner get a game on the board.

*denotes next server.

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