Stefanos Tsitsipas defeats Karen Khachanov 7-6(2) 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 in the semifinal in Melbourne on Friday. Tsitsipas will engage against Novak Djokovic in the final. The battle lasted 3 hours and 21 minutes. This will be his best result in this competition. In the past, the best he could do in the past was reaching the semifinal in 2019, 2021 and 2022. Here you can see his history at this event.
Tsitsipas added to his prize money $ 700,000 after conquering this match. He has won already $ 1,625,000 after this win. If he wins the next match, Tsitsipas will add $ 1,350,000 to his earnings to get in total $ 2,975,000 in total.
Highlights Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Karen Khachanov Australian Open – Melbourne
Stats: aces, double faults, breaks, winners
At the end of the match, Stefanos scored 145 points vs. the Russian’s 123.
Tsitsipas served exceptionally well to win 84% of the points (69/82) behind his first serve, and he won 53% points (25/47) on his second serve. Tsitsipas struck 18 aces and he committed 5 double faults. The Greek won this match even if he had a tough time converting his break points after he converted only 42% (5/12) of the procured opportunities.
On the other side, the Russian was pretty focused in converting 75% of the break points that he conquered points (3/4). Nevertheless, that was not enough to win the match.
After this contest, the head to head between Tsitsipas and Khachanov is 6-0 for Stefanos.
Draw and next match H2H: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Novak Djokovic – stats
Tsitsipas will play Djokovic in the final.
This will be the 13th time that Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic face off. The head to head is 10-2 for Djokovic (see full H2H stats), but Tsitsipas has a winning record of 2-1 on hard.
Live score progression and stats
The Greek won the set after he broke Khachanov in the 4th (3-1) and in the 8th (5-3) game. Karen tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 5th (3-2) and in the 9th (5-4) game. Nevertheless, the Greek stayed solid to eventually clinch the set at the following tiebreak at 2.
The Greek failed to serve out the set when leading 5-3 to be broken at 15.
The Greek won 4 minibreaks in the 3rd (2-1), 6th (5-1), 7th (6-1) and 9th (7-2) point. On the other side, the Russian won a minibreak in the 8th (2-6) point.
This was the tiebreak sequence: 1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 6-1, 6-2, 7-2
They contested 72 points. The Greek conquered the set after winning 6 points more than Khachanov (39-33). Stefanos surrendered 12 points on serve (23-12). on the other side of the net, the Russian conceded 16 points on serve (21-16).
Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Stefanos grabbed in the 9th game (5-4) just before ultimately conquering the set (6-4).
The Greek converted 25% of his break points (1/4). He had 4 break points opportunities in the 3rd (1-1 15-40, 30-40 and 40-A) and the 9th game (4-4 15-40). On the other side, Tsitsipas didn’t concede a single break point during this set.
They played 61 points. Stefanos was the one to win the set after conquering 7 points more than the Russian (34-27). Stefanos dropped 7 points on serve (22-7). On the other side, the Russian conceded 12 points on serve (20-12).
The Russian won the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 3rd (1-2) game, Karen broke back in the 10th (5-5) game before bringing the set at the tiebreak that he won 8-6.
Karen won 5 minibreaks in the 2nd (1-1), 6th (3-3), 10th (4-6), 11th (5-6) and 14th (8-6) point. On the other side, Stefanos won 2 minibreaks in the 4th (2-2) and 8th (5-3) point.
This was the tiebreak sequence: 1-0, 1-1, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6, 6-6, 7-6, 8-6
Karen was clinical in converting the only break point that he conquered in the 10th game (4-5 30-40). Khachanov saved 4 set points when he was 3-5, 4-5, 4-6 and 5-6 down. On the other side, Stefanos was flawless in converting all his break points in the 3rd game (1-1 30-40, 40-A and 40-A).
They played 88 points. This set was so close that, The Russian won this set even if he scored the same amount of points as his opponent. Karen lost 16 points on serve (34-16). On the other side, Tsitsipas conceded 10 points on serve (28-10).
Tsitsipas had a boost of confidence at the beginning of the set after breaking Karen Khachanov in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. That break turned to be decisive for the Greek to win the set (6-3) since there were no other breaks anymore.
Stefanos converted 33% of his break points (1/3). He had 3 break points opportunities in the 2nd game (1-0 0-40, 15-40 and 30-40). On the other side, Tsitsipas didn’t concede a single break point during this set.
They contested 47 points. Tsitsipas was the one to win the set after conquering 9 points more than the Russian (28-19). Tsitsipas dropped 5 points on serve (21-5). On the other side, Karen conceded 7 points on serve (14-7).
Tennis Scores at the Australian Open
- Stefanos TsitsipasTsitsipas – Karen KhachanovKhachanov (7-62 6-4 6-76 6-3) – Stats and score progression
- Novak DjokovicDjokovic – Tommy PaulPaul (0-0) – H2H details and stats