Novak Djokovic lost at the Australian Open for the first time since 2018 as Italian fourth seed Jannik Sinner reached his first Grand Slam final.
36-year-old Djokovic lost 6-1 6-2 6-7 6-3 as Sinner regrouped from not taking a match point in the tie-break.
It ends Djokovic’s bid for a record-extending 11th title and a 25th major to put him clear of Margaret Court.
22-year-old Sinner will face Russian third seed Daniil Medvedev or German sixth seed Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s final.
“It was very, very tough,” said Sinner, who is the first Italian to reach a Melbourne singles final.
“I felt like [Djokovic] wasn’t feeling that great so I kept pushing. I just tried to be ready for the fourth set, which I started off really, really well.”
By – Philip Oluyide