Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semi-finals

Tsitsipas reaches Australian Open semi-finals
Source: BBC
Date: 22-01-2019 Time: 08:01:55:am
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won all five of his matches at this year's Australian Open in four sets

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets to continue his superb run in Melbourne and reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

At 20 years and 168 days, Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach the last four of a Grand Slam since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 US Open.

The Greek 14th seed won 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in three hours and 15 minutes.

He will face Spanish 2009 champion Rafael Nadal or unseeded American Frances Tiafoe next.

"It all feels like a fairytale almost. I'm just living the dream, living what I've been working for," he said.

"I feel a bit emotional but not too much because I know I really worked hard to get here."

Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to go beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam when he knocked out six-time champion Roger Federer to reach the quarter-finals.

He is the youngest man to reach the last four in Melbourne since Andy Roddick in 2003.

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