Stefanos Tsitsipas beats gutsy Karen Khachanov to reach first Australian Open final
MELBOURNE – Stefanos Tsitsipas blazed his way into a first Australian Open final with a 7-6(2) 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 win over Russian 18th seed Karen Khachanov on Friday, as the third-seeded Greek inched closer to becoming world No. 1.
Tsitsipas, who had crashed three times at the semi-final stage at Melbourne Park, will take on favorite Novak Djokovic or Tommy Paul for the title.
Winning his first Grand Slam crown on Sunday would see Tsitsipas take the No. 1 spot from Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, who is absent from the tournament due to injury.
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