Australian Open 2024 Day 11 Quarter Closing Recap

The semi-final line-up on the 2024 Australian is about after Daniil Medvedev and Sascha Zverev progressed from Wednesday’s quarter-finals. The pair will line up alongside Djokovic and Sinner on Friday for a spot in Sunday’s remaining.

First to progress was Daniil Medvedev, who overcame Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. The third seed has solely gained one in all his 5 matches in straight units to date, and needed to deal with a 3.40 am end within the earlier rounds.

Within the evening session, Sascha Zverev flipped the script to defeat Carlos Alcaraz 6-1, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-4 with a high-quality efficiency.

You possibly can see the match stats and highlights beneath.

Day Eleven 2024 Australian Open Quarter Closing Outcomes

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Winner Loser Scoreline
Alexander Zverev (6) Carlos Alcaraz (3) 6-1, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-4
Daniil Medvedev (3) Hubert Hurkacz (9) 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Medvedev Survives Hurkacz in 5 Units

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Daniil Medvedev is thru to the Melbourne semis for the third time in 4 years because of a 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Hubert Hurkacz.

The primary two units featured some high-quality, prolonged baseline exchanges with little to separate the 2 as Hurkacz levelled the match after dropping the primary in a tie break.

Within the third, the Russian feeling the results of the powerful matches he’s performed throughout the fortnight, however he knuckled right down to seize the set 6-3.

A direct break then put the third seed massive and in cost en path to a 4-2 lead. Nevertheless, Hurkacz is understood for his regular play, and he has the flexibility to reel off video games with out seemingly doing something particular.

That was the case right here as all of a sudden, Medvedev discovered himself down 5-6. A forehand blazed lengthy on set level gave the Pole the set to pressure a deciding fifth set.

Medvedev once more put the fatigue to the again of his thoughts and managed to discover a second wind, which allowed him to interrupt within the seventh sport and erase the break again level with some uncommon serve and volley play, a tactic he employed a number of occasions within the latter levels to maintain the factors shorter.

I’m so destroyed proper now. It’s not that I ran out of gasoline however I used to be already feeling very powerful bodily by the second set. Within the fourth set, I had no extra focus, and I simply needed to strive my finest. If I lose, I lose and go dwelling. It’s okay. I’m completely satisfied that I managed to win. Medvedev on digging deep to defeat Hurkacz.

Match Stats

  Hubert Hurkacz Daniil Medvedev
Aces 16 11
Double Faults 5 10
1st Serve Share 64% 61%
1st Serve Factors Received 81% (72/89) 78% (86/110)
2nd Serve Factors Received 53% (27/51) 41% (29/70)
Break Factors Saved 56% (5/9) 67% (10/15)
1st Return Factors Received 22% (24/110) 19% (17/89)
2nd Return Factors Received 59% (41/70) 47% (24/51)
Break Factors Transformed 33% (5/15) 44% (4/9)
Winners 61 43
Unforced Errors 55 42
Web Factors Received 73% (38/52) 75% (24/32)
Max Factors In Row 9 8
Service Factors Received 71% (99/140) 65% (117/180)
Return Factors Received 35% (63/180) 29% (41/140)
Complete Factors Received 51% (164/320) 49% (156/320)
Max Video games In Row 3 3
Service Video games Received 84% (21/25) 81% (21/26)
Return Video games Received 19% (5/26) 16% (4/25)
Complete Video games Received 51% (26/51) 49% (25/51)


Zverev Sends Alcaraz Packing

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It seemed just like the Australian Open might need the first, 2nd, third and 4th seeds within the semi-final for the primary time since 2019, however Sascha Zverev had different concepts as he took out Carlos Alcaraz 6-1, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-4 to succeed in the final 4 in Melbourne for the second time.

Within the opening two units, the German was on hearth, dominating along with his serve and tremendous clear ball putting from the baseline, which Alcaraz had no actual solutions to.

That pattern continued into the third up till 5-3, when Zverev acquired a little bit tight when making an attempt to serve it out. That tightness resulted in a number of much less mph on his groundstrokes, which allowed Alcaraz to seek out some rhythm, and he broke again.

The set went right into a tiebreak, and though Alcaraz began with two poor errors to offer Zverev a mini-break, his sport began to catch hearth as he reeled off the subsequent 7 factors to steal the set.

From that second you felt just like the Spaniard was going to take management particularly after Zverev took a medical timeout for a foot subject throughout the changeovers.

And regardless of Zverev breaking instantly initially of set, Alcaraz hit straight again to degree and from there began to get pleasure from a bit extra success within the rallies.

Nevertheless, en path to holding for 4-4, Zverev got here up with some glorious court docket protection to flee a deuce sport earlier than he broke to steer 5-4.

This time round there have been no errors, and whereas nonetheless understandably extra cagey within the rallies, he got here up with some first rate first served to get throughout the road.

I used to be enjoying among the finest gamers on the planet. Over the previous two years he has been No. 1 or No. 2 consistently. He’s gained two Grand Slams, and when you find yourself up 6-1, 6-3, 5-2, you begin pondering. We’re all human and it’s a nice honour to play towards guys like him. While you’re so near successful your mind begins going and it’s not at all times useful, however I’m completely satisfied that I acquired there in the long run. I fought again fairly properly within the fourth set, didn’t let go and I’m very completely satisfied that I completed the match. Zverev on his win over Alcaraz.

Match Stats

  Alexander Zverev Carlos Alcaraz
Aces 7 6
Double Faults 1 2
1st Serve Share 85% 68%
1st Serve Factors Received 73% (69/94) 67% (53/79)
2nd Serve Factors Received 47% (8/17) 42% (16/38)
Break Factors Saved 60% (3/5) 30% (3/10)
1st Return Factors Received 33% (26/79) 27% (25/94)
2nd Return Factors Received 58% (22/38) 53% (9/17)
Break Factors Transformed 70% (7/10) 40% (2/5)
Winners 28 39
Unforced Errors 25 45
Web Factors Received 69% (31/45) 75% (30/40)
Max Factors In Row 7 7
Service Factors Received 69% (77/111) 59% (69/117)
Return Factors Received 41% (48/117) 31% (34/111)
Complete Factors Received 55% (125/228) 45% (103/228)
Max Video games In Row 5 3
Service Video games Received 89% (17/19) 63% (12/19)
Return Video games Received 37% (7/19) 11% (2/19)
Complete Video games Received 63% (24/38) 37% (14/38)


Day 13 Australian Open 2024 Semi-Closing Matches

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  • Novak Djokovic (1) vs Jannik Sinner (4)
  • Daniil Medvedev (3) vs Alexander Zverev (6)

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