We have reached the final four at the Australian Open and what a final group it is. Four of the biggest names in men's tennis will be involved. Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, Daniil Medvedev, and Alexander Zverev will battle it out for glory.
Possibly the only surprising name in the four is Zverev. Many might have expected Carlos Alcaraz to make the semifinals. Zverev made sure that did not happen, though.
As much as this tournament is known for chaos and upsets, it's interesting to see four of the best in the game still standing. Let's get into the matches, shall we?
Who is going to win in the semis on the men's side at the Australian Open?
(1) Novak Djokovic versus (4) Jannik Sinner
Djokovic holds a 4-2 edge in their head-to-head meetings, but Sinner is playing the best tennis of his career right now and is absolutely in with a shout to dethrone the Serbian.
Sinner has cruised to this point as he has walloped whoever has stepped across from him. He has the power in his game to push around Djokovic and not allow him to get comfortable. It'll be interesting to see if Nole can throw some variety at the young Italian to get him off his marks.
While Jannik Sinner has improved his movement, he still is nothing compared to Djokovic. If the No. 1 seed can utilize his drop shot and variety at the net, Sinner might be put in some uncomfortable spots. I expect this to be a fascinating chess match between two of the best minds going right now.
Prediction: Jannik Sinner wins in five sets
(6) Alexander Zverev versus (3) Daniil Medvedev
Zverev threw a wrench into things with his four-set upset of No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz in the Quarterfinals. This will be the 19th meeting between these two giants. Medvedev holds an 11-7 advantage in the previous 18 as his consistency from the baseline has typically proven troublesome for Zverev to hit through.
However, when Zverev is serving as well as he did against Alcaraz hitting all of his spots, he is hard to slow down, even for a great returner like Medvedev. A good serving Sascha Zverev could be the difference maker in this one.
Both guys are playing great at the moment. The battle will be the defensive ability of Medvedev trying to absorb the immense Zverev power. I think this match is very much a 50-50 coin flip, but I'm going with the solidity on the baseline.
Prediction: Daniil Medvedev wins in four sets