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Australian Open 2022: Ashleigh Barty, Rafael Nadal, Aussies provide happy ending after Novak Djokovic chaos
There were more beautiful stories from Melbourne Park that made Djokovic’s long drawn legal saga feel like a thing of the past.
Rafael Nadal will play the Australian Open final against U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev, who is aiming for back-to-back major titles and his own, albeit smaller, piece of history
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Australian Open 2022: Medvedev mounts astonishing comeback to reach last four; Tsitsipas too romps into semis
Medvedev, the world number two, looked down and out as he lost the opening two sets to Canadian 21-year-old sensation Felix Auger-Aliassime before mounting a remarkable turnaround.
It took the tetchy Russian world number two 3hr 30min to subdue the unseeded American serve-volley specialist Cressy 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (4/7), 7-5 to set up a quarter-final against Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal, Ashleigh Barty impress but Novak Djokovic saga looms over tournament
The only Australian Open champion in the men's draw after nine-time winner Djokovic's deportation, Nadal started his quest to become the first male to win 21 Grand Slams by sweeping aside 66th-ranked Marcos Giron, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.
The ruling overturned the cancellation of his visa on COVID-19 health grounds, and ending his detention, potentially clearing the way for his attempt on an unprecedented 21st Grand Slam singles title.
The Serb, who is in a Melbourne immigration detention facility pending an appeal, said on Instagram: "Thank you to people around the world for your continuous support. I can feel it and it is greatly appreciated."
Australian Open 2022: Mystery over Novak Djokovic's participation deepens as stars arrive in Melbourne
There has been serious doubt as to whether men's world number one Djokovic would travel to Australia, having refused to confirm if he has been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The defeat left Medvedev, 25, a leading member of the next generation, wondering how to overcome Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who have 58 major titles between them.
A strict vegetarian diet, spiritual guru and family hugging-sessions are among the unusual methods that have helped Novak Djokovic to take his place among the immortals of tennis.
Here's a look at Djokovic's incredible run of success and the records he has set on the way to becoming the undoubted king of Melbourne Park:
Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open dominance improved to 18-0 combined in semi-finals and finals. On Sunday, Daniil Medvedev joined the ranks of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem, all of whom have lost to Djoko in semis or finals in Melbourne.
23-year-old Naomi Osaka won her fourth Slam from the last eight she's contested. She became only the third player after Monica Seles and Roger Federer to win their first four major finals
Osaka's triumph over Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final was hailed in Japan, and beyond, as astronaut Soichi Noguchi wrote from space "Naomi Osaka, congratulations on the victory," with a gold-medal emoji.
Australian Open 2021: Jennifer Brady says winning a Slam no longer feels as improbable as 'going to Mars'
Brady reached the Melbourne final despite undergoing 14 days' hard quarantine in Australia, forced to stay in her room while other players were allowed out every day to train.
The 23-year-old's zen-like mentality and increased gravitas on and off the court have elevated her alongside Serena Williams to being the one of the most recognisable female athletes on the planet.
"I'm probably going to watch some anime... maybe (eat) pizza... and go to sleep," said Osaka after winning her fourth Grand Slam title.
Naomi Osaka clinched her fourth Grand Slam title on Saturday after beating Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open. Here's how her two US Opens and two Australian Opens were won:
"For sure he has more experience, but more things to lose," Medvedev said about his final opponent Novak Djokovic.