There is no turning back. The Australian Open entered the straight where only true title candidates enter and, surprises through, the tournament is absolutely open.
Matchday 9 ended with a stellar match with no disappointment. Novak Djokovic played a great game, beat Alexander Zverev by 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-4 and 7-6 (6) and reached the semifinals with a revealing fact: every time he reached this stage he was champion .
Aslan Karatsev made the top four at the Australian Open after defeating Grigor Dimitrov -decreased by a back ailment- by 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2.
Serena Williams defeated Simona Halep by double 6-3 in a great tennis function to settle for the ninth time in the Australian Open semi-finals. He equaled Roger Federer’s 362 victories in Grand Slam tournaments.
World No. 3 Naomi Osaka doubles 6-2 over Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh and will play in the next round one of the classics of recent times: against Serena Williams.