Australian Open 2023 Men’s Singles Semi-final LIVE: Novak Djokovic© AFP
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?
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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