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Daniil Medvedev advances to debut Australian Open final with dominant win over Stefanos Tsitsipas

February 19, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: Daniil Medvedev of Russia plays a backhand in his Men's Singles Semifinals match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during day 12 of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 19, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Daniil Medvedev produced an impressive display against world No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas to advance to the final of the Australian Open.

(CNN)Daniil Medvedev produced an impressive display against world No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas to advance to the final of the Australian Open.

After an early break in the first set, Medvedev asserted his dominance over his Greek counterpart on the way to his debut Australian Open final appearance.

Both men had reached the semifinal with big wins under their belts -- Medvedev dominating his compatriot and friend Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinal while Tsitsipas produced a remarkable comeback to beat 20-time grand slam winner Rafael Nadal.

With a combination of his dominant serve and raw power, the Russian managed to close out the opening set with a big ace and take an early lead as he aimed to reach his second career grand slam final -- at the 2019 US Open final, Medvedev was beaten by Rafa Nadal in five sets.

The Russian broke Tsitsipas early in the second set and in the following drinks break, the 22-year-old slammed his open water bottle on the floor causing water to spill on the court to the annoyance of Medvedev.

World No. 4 Medvedev continued to look the stronger and more unflappable of the two, breaking Tsitsipas to love and then producing a dominant service game to race into a two-set lead.

The third set began in a similar vein, with Medvedev extending rallies and producing winners to break Tsitsipas in the first game.

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