As the American’s Cinderella run continues, Tommy Paul and girlfriend Paige Lorenze had a romantic moment behind the scenes at the Australian Open.
The world No. 35 was visibly moved on Wednesday after defeating American up-and-comer Ben Shelton to go to his first grand slam semifinal.
When the 25-year-old was allowed to embrace Lorenze, his mother Jill MacMillan, and even Shelton, cameras hidden in the background caught him celebrating the biggest achievement of his career.
While Lorenze has been in Australia throughout his campaign, MacMillan went there to arrive in time for the quarterfinal. Lorenze has been posting on social media about her trip to Melbourne.
Paige also posted some pictures of her enjoying the beach in Melbourne while topless.
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Paul at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023
Now the world no.35, Tommy has achieved a composed 6-1 win-loss record in 2023. Tommy is now having a run at the Australian Open where he overcame the world no.167 Jan-Lennard Struff 6-1 7-66 6-2, the world no.32 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2 2-6 6-74 6-3 6-4, the world no.39 Jenson Brooksby 6-1 6-4 6-3, the world no.25 Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-5 and the world no.89 Ben Shelton 7-66 6-3 5-7 6-4.
Tommy Paul will come up against the world no.5 Novak Djokovic in the semifinal on Friday at 7:30 pm on Rod Laver Arena. They have never played each other until now on the main tour.
Paul has scheduled to play next in Delray Beach (Delray Beach Open). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 13th of February.
Djokovic at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023
Now the world no.5, the Serbian has achieved a compiled 10-0 win-loss record in 2023. The Serbian is competing at the Australian Open where he ousted the world no.75 Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3 6-4 6-0, the world no.191 Enzo Couacaud 6-1 6-75 6-2 6-0, the world no.28 Grigor Dimitrov 7-67 6-3 6-4, the world no.24 Alex De Minaur 6-2 6-1 6-2 and the world no.6 Andrey Rublev 6-1 6-2 6-4.
Novak Djokovic will play the world no.35 Tommy Paul in the semifinal on Friday at 7:30 pm on Rod Laver Arena. In the past, they have never competed against each other up to now in top competitions.
Novak conquered 1 title in 2023 in Adelaide.
Novak won 92 titles in his career: 49 on hard courts, 18 on clay courts, 17 on indoor courts and 8 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Tommy Paul and Novak Djokovic have never fought against each other.