January 17, 2024

Australian Open 2024 LIVE updates: Teen sensation ousts Jabeur; Demon blitzes Arnaldi; Storm battles in third set

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Here are the key matches for day 4 of the Australian Open.

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10.49pm

Tsitsipas win in four sets

Tsitsipas has finally found a way to overcome Jordan Thompson and his serving woes to win his win into the third round in four sets.

Tsitsipas won a tiebreaker to claim the fourth set 7-4 and win the match despite making just half of his first serves throughout the match.

Thompson beat back two match points earlier in the fourth set but couldn’t match the shot making of the Greek.

Stefanos Tsitsipas.Credit: Getty Images

10.40pm

Tsitsipas forces tiebreak

Thompson and Tsitsipas have been playing the 12th game of the set for more than 13 minutes.

Tsitsipas is struggling badly with his first serve, he’s under 49 per cent for the match.

But he found a way to finally hold serve and force a tiebreak at 6-6.

10.32pm

Popyrin calls for medical treatment

Popyrin has called for the physio and is being attended to.

He leads 3-2, on serve, in the third set.

Now he has a three-minute medical timeout.

It appears he has left calf injury and he has changed his shirt which would suggest he intends to play on.

Alexei Popyrin.Credit: Getty Images

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10.26pm

Thompson wins eight straight points

Tsitsipas now has to serve to stay in the fourth set after Thompson romped through his last service game to make it 6-5.

He won eight straight points, something very few players do against a player as talented as Tsitsipas.

So much fight from the Aussie.

Jordan Thompson.Credit: Alex Ellinghausen

10.24pm

Djokovic getting stroppy with crowd

It looks as though Novak Djokovic just complained to the umpire about the excitable crowd during that last game, which Alexei Popyrin won on serve.

The 10-time champion approached the umpire briefly during the game, who then cautioned the Rod Laver crowd to “please, just calm down a little bit during the points”.

Not sure that’s going to work given the intensity on both sides here in the arena. It’s one set each.

Novak Djokovic.Credit: Getty Images

10.23pm

Thompson breaks back

Thompson has gone from fighting off two match points to breaking Tsitsipas’ serve.

“He was brave enough to take it on,” Lleyton Hewitt said during commentary.

“Now he has to keep the momentum in his service game.”

Jordan Thompson.Credit: Alex Ellinghausen

Thompson let out his frustration just before match point when a cross court shot set up a Tsitsipas winner.

“That’s so dumb,” he yelled at himself.

But the Aussie did fight off the first two match points from the Greek including a brave return that just clipped the line.

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10.19pm

Melbourne Park turns on the charm

The sun sets over Rod Laver Arena as Novak Djokovic plays Alexei Popyrin.Credit: Eddie Jim

10.13pm

Tsitsipas one game away

Tsitsipas won the last game to love and is now ahead 5-3 in the fourth set.

Thompson has to win this game or he will be out of the tournament.

10.09pm

Popyrin electrifies RLA

Australia’s Alexei Popyrin has stolen the second set from world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to level it at a set apiece on centre court.

The 24 year old Australian, having broken the Serb earlier in the set, was unable to serve it out at 5-3.

But Djokovic then played a poor service game and Popyrin was able to seal the set with a perfectly placed lob over the head of the world No. 1.

That shot electrified the capacity crowd and we are even stevens on Rod Laver Arena.

Alexei Popyrin.Credit: Getty Images

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10.06pm

Popyrin wins second set

Popyrin has won the second set to tie his match with Djokovic at one set each.

Huge moment for the young Aussie and another concern for Djokovic who dropped a set in his opening round match as well.

He won the set with a classy lob that lifted over Djokovic and landed in.

The question will be whether Popyrin can keep with the 10-time champion.

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