Australian Open 2023, Men’s Singles Semi-final Live Updates: Novak Djokovic Breaks Paul, Takes First Set 7-5

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Australian Open 2023, Men’s Singles Semi-final LIVE: One of the finest players of the generation, Novak Djokovic is one step away from booking a spot in the Australian Open men’s singles final. The 21-time Grand Slam winner takes on USA’s Tommy Paul in the penultimate round of the tournament. Djokovic is hot favourite to win a record-extending 10th Australian Open and anything other than a decisive win over Paul will be a huge shock. The 35th-ranked Paul is playing his first Grand Slam semi-final.

Here are the LIVE Updates of 2023 Australian Open, Men’s Singles Semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Tommy Paul, straight from Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne:

  • 15:24 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Djokovic holds the serve, makes it 1-0

    After clinching the first set, Novak Djokovic continue to maintain his dominance and wins the first game 40-15. He leads the second set 1-0. 

  • 15:16 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Djokovic wins first set

    Despite a commendable fight from Tommy Paul, it is Novak Djokovic who wins the first set 7-5. Djokovic successfully breaks Paul in the 12th game 30-40, to claim the first set. 

  • 15:11 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Djokovic takes lead

    Novak Djokovic clearly dominates the proceedings in the 11th game and registers a 40-0 win over Tommy Paul. He now leads 6-5 in the first set. 

  • 15:07 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Paul holds the serves again

    What a comeback from Tommy Paul!! After trailing 0-3, he makes a massive comeback as the score after the 10th game reads 5-5 in the first set. 

  • 15:03 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Paul breaks Djokovic again

    What a rally!!! Tommy Paul prevails after 30 shots. He breaks Novak Djokovic again and will now serve to stay in the game. He trails by 4-5 in the first set. 

  • 14:59 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Paul holds serves again

    Tommy Paul gives a tough fight to Novak Djokovic in the eighth game and holds the serve again. He trails by 3-5 in the first set. 

  • 14:55 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Paul breaks Djokovic

    Tommy Paul puts up a great fight and breaks Novak Djokovic after a thrilling contest in the seventh game. He now trails 2-5 in the first set. 

  • 14:48 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Djokovic breaks Paul again, makes it 5-1

    After a close encounter in the sixth game, Novak Djokovic breaks Tommy Paul again and extends his lead to 5-1 in the first set. 

  • 14:42 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Djokovic holds the serve again

    Novak Djokovic bounces back in the fifth game as he claims a win over Tommy Paul. He has taken 4-1 lead in the first set. 

  • 14:36 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Paul holds serves for the first time

    After trailing 3-0 in the first set, Tommy Paul fights back and holds the serve for the first as the score now reads 1-3. 

  • 14:32 (IST)

    Djkovic dominant in first set

    Novak Djokovic not leaving any room for Tommy Paul to score points. The Serb has taken a dominant 3-0 lead in the first set.

  • 14:29 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Djokovic breaks Paul

    Novak Djokovic maintains his dominance as he breaks Tommy Paul and claims 40-15 win in the second game. He has taken a 2-0 lead in the first set. 

  • 14:23 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: Djokovic holds the serve

    Novak Djokovic holds the serve in the first game and takes 1-0 lead in the first set over Tommy Paul. 

  • 14:10 (IST)

    Australia Open Live: The stage is set

    Both Novak Djokovic and Tommy Paul are out on the court as the men’s singles semi-final match of the Australian Open is about is about to get underway. 

  • 14:04 (IST)

    Australian Open LIVE: We are minutes away!

    Live action is only minutes away! Tommy Paul faces the Novak Djokovic juggernaut. Can the American win even a single set? We’ll have to wait and find out.

  • 13:46 (IST)

    Australian Open LIVE: Djokovic eyes 27th straight win at Melbourne Park

    At present, Novak Djokovic is on a 26-match winning streak at Melbourne Park and has looked incredibly dominant since his sore left hamstring injury healed.

  • 13:12 (IST)

    Australian Open LIVE: Tsitsipas on meeting Djokovic or Paul in the final!

    Stefanos Tsitsipas on the player he would like to face in the final: “We have a player who has played nine finals here and a player from my generation. I played a lot with Tommy [Paul] in the juniors so it is beautiful to see him come from behind and be able to play those semis in Grand Slam events. It brings back memories for sure.”

  • 12:39 (IST)

    Australian Open LIVE: Tsitsipas qualifies for final

    The result of the first men’s single semi-final is out, with Stefanos Tsitsipas beating Karent Khachanov 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 to book a spot in the final. The winner of the Djokovic vs Paul match will face Tsitsipas in the title-decider.

  • 12:20 (IST)

    Australian Open LIVE: Novak Djokovic, the man in form!

    Novak Djokovic delivered a devastating quarter-final display in his last outing, beating Andrey Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 at the Australian Open. Can Tommy Paul stop him?

  • 12:08 (IST)

    Australian Open LIVE: Djokovic’s father to miss semi-final

    Novak Djokovic, the outright favourite for the Australian Open 2023 title, will take on Tommy Paul in the semi-final. But, due to a controversy, Djokovic’s father wouldn’t be present to witness his son play in the penultimate round.

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