There was no doubt who the crowd favourite of the semi-finals was as the crowd booed Russia’s Daniil Medvedev at the start of the game – but despite support, he was managed to obliterate Greece’s star Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Unfazed by the boos, he had Tsitsipas sweating from the start of their game at the Rod Laver arena, winning the first and second sets 6-4, 6-2.
In the second set, Tsitsipas let his emotions loose by breaking his serve smashing a water bottle, seeing it burst and spray water onto the court. For this, he appeared to receive a warning from the referee.
There was a charged atmosphere between the players, who have a history of bad blood between them.
Boos were sparked as Medvedev delayed his serve by the crowd who barracked for Tsitsipas in the third set but fans cheered heartily as Tsitsipas evened the score at 3-3. Despite coming back from two sets down, the Greek star lost the third set at 7-5.
Medvedev is now into his second grand slam final to meet Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open decider.