Karen Khachanov (20th, Russia) advanced to the semifinals of the men’s singles at the Australian Open tennis tournament (total prize money 76.5 million Australian dollars, about 66.26 billion won).
On the 24th, Khachanov defeated Sebastian Koda (31st, USA) in the men’s singles quarterfinals on the 9th day of her tournament held in Melbourne, Australia.
Koda withdrew with a wrist injury before the fourth game of the third set, in which Khachanov led the set score 2-0 (7-6<7-5> 6-3).
With this, Khachanov reached the semifinals at two major tournaments in a row, following last year’s US Open, in which he reached the semifinals.
He also continued to write personal best results at the Australian Open. Until last year’s tournament, Khachanov’s best performance at the Australian Open was the third round.
Khachanov will face off against the winner of the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th, Greece) and Irzy Lehetzka (71st, Czech Republic) in the semifinals.
Khachanov is on a five-game losing streak against Tsitsipas and has never faced Rehechka before.
Koda had to be satisfied with her best ever performance in a major tournament.
Korda is also well known as the younger brother of sisters Jessica and Nellie Korda, LPGA tour players.
In the women’s singles, last year’s Wimbledon singles winner Elena Rivakina (25th, Kazakhstan) defeated Yelena Ostapenko (17th, Latvia) 2-0 (6-2, 6-4) and advanced to the semifinals.
Rivakina competes with the winner of the subsequent Jessica Pegula (3rd, USA)-Victoria Azaranka (24th, Belarus) match to advance to the finals.
Rivakina beat Ostapenko to complete victory on the day with her strong serve reaching a top speed of 190 km/h.
On the serve ace, she outscored 11-1, and the winner also scored more at 24-19.
The first set was suspended for nearly 30 minutes due to rain, the roof of the stadium Rod Laver Arena was closed, and there was a variable that the game was resumed on the ‘indoor court’, but Rivakina did not shake and won the victory.
“In Australia, the weather can change completely after just a few hours, so you have to be prepared for the weather,” Rivakina said after the game.
Rivakina won her first major fight against Ostapenko after a two-fight loss.
In the round of 16, Livakina, who caused a stir by beating Iga Sibiong Tech (1st place, Poland), which was considered the strongest candidate for the championship, 2-0 (6-4 6-4), said, “I think anyone can win.” and expressed her confidence in her victory. 먹튀검증