Australian Open LIVE: Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Daniil Medvedev latest after Stefanos Tsitsipas wins

The Australian Open continues on Wednesday with a host of quarter-final ties, as some of the world’s top players compete to land the first Grand Slam of the year.

In the men’s quarter-final, it’s the No2 seed Daniil Medvedev who is in action next as he faces Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, with the Russian having had to apologise for his comments during the match with Maxime Cressy. During that encounter he shouted “this is so boring”, though later acknowledged he had misdirected his annoyance toward his opponent. Medvedev is aiming to reach his second successive Australian Open final, after he went the distance last year before losing to Novak Djokovic in the showpiece match. With the Serbian world No1 absent this time, Medvedev is aiming to add a second Grand Slam to his record, having won the 2021 US Open.

Earlier in the men’s singles, Stefanos Tsitsipas booked his place in the semi-finals with a win over Jannik Sinner, the young Italian who defeated Tsitsipas at the 2020 Rome Masters. In the women’s singles, Iga Swiatek beat Kaia Kanepi and American Danielle Collins beat unseeded French opponent Alize Cornet, who had reached a first Grand Slam quarter-final of her career. Follow all the action from the Australian Open:


Felix Auger-Aliassime 5-5* Daniil Medvedev

No break points for either man yet as we enter the closing stages of this opening set. You feel this set is much bigger for Auger-Aliassime than it is for Medvedev.

And the Canadian starts with intent, rifling a forehand down the line for 0-15. Oh and he is agonisingly close to another perfect forehand but it’s just too long.

Now it’s 15-30 though as Medvedev goes into the net!

Oh, a little fortunate for the Russian as Auger-Aliassime’s forehand clips the top of the net and bounces out on Medvedev’s side of the court.

But that’s another huge forehand from Auger-Aliassime and it brings up break point!

Felix Auger-Aliassime *4-5 Daniil Medvedev

A brilliant serve out wide keeps Medvedev guessing at the start of the 10th game as he goes into the net once more. 15-0.

The pair exchange backhands across court and it’s Auger-Aliassime who gets the better of it as he powers through the Medvedev groundstrokes. Impressive stuff.

Medvedev goes long with another return and it’s 40-0.

Ace. Game Auger-Aliassime. 5-5.

Felix Auger-Aliassime 4-4* Daniil Medvedev

OH THAT IS REMARKABLE!! One of the best points you will ever see!

Auger-Aliassime brings Medvedev into the net but the Russian is equal to it and plays a delicate drop shot of his own. The Canadian scampers across to meet it and lift the ball across court. Medvedev somehow gets that back too but Auger-Aliassime is there to finish off the point into an empty court. SENSATIONAL.

A big Medvedev serve looks to stunt the momentum of Auger-Aliassime after that amazing point but the Canadian keeps his hopes alive by getting to 30-30.

That’s a poor forehand from Auger-Aliassime, though. And Medvedev doesn’t need a second invitation as he sees out the hold with a couple of clinical backhands.

Felix Auger-Aliassime *3-4 Daniil Medvedev

Auger-Aliassime averaging 4km/h faster on his serve than he has in the tournament so far. 208 vs 204.

Medvedev can’t get to grips with it just now as he fails to keep in two more of the Canadians serves for 30-0.

The Russian’s deep return halves the deficit but another Auger-Aliassime serve down the line sees Medvedev go into the net once more.

And there’s another return which is just too long. All square again.

Felix Auger-Aliassime 3-3* Daniil Medvedev

Medvedev goes long at the start of the seventh game but a big serve draws him level.

They trade at the back of the court once more and it’s Auger-Aliassime who wilts first as he goes long for 30-15.

A brilliant backhand down the line sees Auger-Aliassime go long and a big serve makes it another remarkably swift hold for the Russian.

Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada plays a forehand

Daniil Medvedev of Russia plays a backhand

Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime in action

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in action

Felix Auger-Aliassime *2-3 Daniil Medvedev

Medvedev drags Auger-Aliassime into deep waters at the back of the court but this time it’s the Canadian who wins out as Medvedev goes long.

Auger-Aliassime then tries a drop shot for the first time but Medvedev punishes him, finishing the point off with a smash for 15-15.

Felix Auger-Aliassime 2-2* Daniil Medvedev

One of Medvedev’s major strengths is his ability to remain unphased regardless of what has gone before in the match. He is emotionless on the court.

A missed opportunity to break in the last game but Medvedev starts the following one with a big serve and some strong baseline play to take a 30-0 lead.

Auger-Aliassime produces a brilliant passing shot to close the gap but two swift points from the Russian close out the game in double quick time.

It has been a decent start from Auger-Aliassime, but he is yet to get anywhere near breaking the Medvedev serve.

Felix Auger-Aliassime *1-2 Daniil Medvedev

Superb return from Medvedev in the opening point of the fourth game as he gets brilliant length on a big Auger-Aliassime serve to take a 0-15 lead.

The world number two then dominates the Canadian from the back of the court to set up a forehand opportunity but goes long with it.

Double fault from Auger-Aliassime and it’s 15-30. First real look at the serve for Medvedev.

Oh superb from Auger-Aliassime! The longest rally of the match so far as Medvedev is made to scramble all across the baseline before he is eventually passed with a vicious forehand down the line.

The Russian then finds the net with a return of serve and Auger-Aliassime sees the game out after a deep forehand. Medvedev called for the replay but, obviously, it was in.

Felix Auger-Aliassime 1-1* Daniil Medvedev

Some big serving early on here as Medvedev produces another ace at the start of the third game.

Auger-Aliassime trades at the back of the court and earns some joy but another huge serve takes the Russian to 40-15.

Medvedev uncharacteristically puts a backhand miles wide to bring up a small opportunity for Auger-Aliassime at 40-30.

Not to be though. Medvedev closes the game out with some more powerful hitting to keep the pressure on the Canadian.

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