Zverev beats Wawrinka to reach first Grand Slam semifinal

Alexander Zverev for the first time in his career reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam after defeating Stan Wawrinkan in four sets at the Australian Open.

The seventh-ranked German tennis player defeated the Grand Slams champion three times in four sets, 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2. In this match he lost his first set in Melbourne this year.

He missed his first five innings in just 16 minutes, but then returned to prove himself in five of the 13 break points he had.

The 22-year-old will face either Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem in the semifinal.

World number one Nadal will face the Austrian ranked fifth in the world rankings, Thiem, at the Rod Laver Arena at 9:30 on Wednesday.

In the other semifinal, 20-time Grand Slams champion Roger Federer will face the winner of last year’s Australian Open, Novak Djokovic, on Thursday.

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