Australian Open – Semi Finals (2)
Just the one match played today but both players were picked by teams. Medvedev was picked by 11 teams and Tsitsipas by 5 teams. After the epic comeback in the quarter-final, it was understandable that Tsitsipas wasn’t at his best physically today. Medvedev won in straight sets over the Greek, but it wasn’t as straight forward as the score suggests. Medvedev lead 3-1 and by 2 sets to love. Tsitsipas just managed to hold serve to make the score 3-2. Then out of no where Tsitsipas managed to conjure up his first break points of the match and the score was then even once again. This break of serve woke up the crowd and they became more involved, cheering for Tsitsipas to take the third set. Medvedev had to save a break point at 4-3 down and was 0-30 down when serving to stay in the third set at 5-4. Medvedev did manage to hold serve and then went on to win the next 2 games and set up an encounter with the world number one Novak Djokovic. What a final that could turn out to be…
We have new leaders again! Well done to “Team Q” who lead for the first time this Australian Open. What a time to lead for the first time! “TJ Squared” still hot on their heels and “Guys and Dolls” managing just about to hold on in third. Just a reminder that the top 2 teams will be getting a prize so it’s all to play for, for those three teams. Here is the leaderboard after Day 12 and heading into the finals.
We have lost two more teams today! Well done to “Pat’s Pick” and “Dream Team” but sadly they will not be earning any more points. I also want to congratulate Karen who entered two teams and her two teams are 1 and 2 on the leaderboard. That is insane! Can she see into the future?? With a bonus 10 points on top of the win, this leaderboard could still change drastically heading into the finals.
Result on Day 12
Medvedev defeated Tsitsipas 6-4; 6-2; 7-5
Ladies final tomorrow
Osaka vs Brady (10:30) – Osaka was picked by 19 teams and Brady was picked by 6 teams. Who will be earning those all important bonus 10 points?