With consecutive Grand Slam semifinal appearances, Karen Khachanov, 26, believes he has “reinvented himself.” He now wants to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas and finish one victory short of winning a Major. Khachanov advanced to the Australian Open semifinal after making it to the US Open semifinal.
When Sebastian Korda withdrew from their match on Tuesday owing to a wrist injury, Khachanov held a 7-6 (5) 6-3 3-0 advantage. “I feel like I rediscovered myself. Although there are always ups and downs, I would say that I always have confidence in myself. Sometimes, when you achieve tremendous accomplishments, it merely serves to demonstrate your potential, which inspires you to have even more faith.
Therefore, I believe that this confidence and belief are considerably stronger now that the US Open is over. According to the ATP website, Khachanov said, “I made it here to the semifinals, so I just hope to continue that way and to grow as a person and an athlete.
Khachanov currently performs Tsitsipas.
Tsitsipas will compete against Khachanov in the Australian Open semifinal. Tsitsipas has won four of his five matches at the Australian Open over the past two weeks in straight sets. Despite Khachanov’s current level of confidence in his skills, Tsitsipas is in excellent form.
To be honest, I feel great. The semi-finals here in Australia will be a first for me, and I’m really excited about my level and the way I perform,” Khachanov said. The meeting between Khachanov and Tsitsipas will be their sixth encounter.
Tsitsipas now holds a 5-0 advantage over KHachanov in their head-to-head matchup. Tsitsipas has more Grand Slam stage experience than most because this will be his fourth appearance in a semifinal.
Furthermore, Tsitsipas has already had a Grand Slam semifinal victory after reaching the 2021 French Open final. If Khachanov can defeat Tsitsipas in the Australian Open, it remains to be seen.