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Tsitsipas into Fourth AO Semifinal with a Vow

Knowledge is energy.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is exerting expertise to maneuver nearer to a maiden Australian Open closing—and apply his dream of education younger Aussies.

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A dynamic Tsitsipas took down 21-year-old Jiri Lehecka 6-3, 7-6(2), 6-4 to cost into his third consecutive Australian Open semifinal and fourth journey to the ultimate 4 general.

The third-seeded Greek elevated his play on pivotal factors, elevating his file in main quarterfinals to 6-0.

Afterward, Tsitsipas advised Hall of Famer Jim Courier he is enjoying for one thing larger than his first Grand Slam title, he is enjoying to assist educate youngsters.

In an announcement that elicited an enormous roar from Rod Laver Arena followers, Tsitsipas stated if he wins this Australian Open, then he’ll give a “big portion of the prize money to build a school in Victoria, which is the state of education.”

“I’d like to do that,” Tsitsipas stated. “I saw how diffficult it is for a lot of kids all over the world to go to school. I would really love to give an opportunity for kids in this state. That’s what Australia means to me.”  

The 24-year-old Greek improved to 9-0 on the season.

Continuing his hunt for a maiden Australian Open closing, Tsitsipas will face first-time AO semifinalist Karen Khachanov for a spot in Sunday’s championship match. Tsitsipas is 5-0 lifetime vs. Khachanov, together with 4-0 of their hard-court clashes.

Earlier, the 18th-seeded Khachanov superior to his second straight Grand Slam semifinal. Khachanov held a 7-6(5), 6-3, 3-0 lead over Sebastian Korda when the Twenty ninth-seeded American retired attributable to a proper wrist damage he aggravated hitting a forehand return early within the second set.

Former Paris Masters champion Khachanov, who’s the tenth energetic man to succeed in quarterfinals or higher in any respect 4 Grand Slams, says he is bodily more energizing for this AO semifinal than he was when he misplaced to Casper Ruud within the 2022 US Open semifinal.

“This time is different because I think I’m physically also, after preseason, feeling really good so far, and I didn’t had so long matches yet,” Khachanov stated. “So again it’s different, you know, it can be three also, semifinals, but I think coming into I will be in a physically better shape.”

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