“I’m really happy I got out of that first set”. “Over the last few days, it was blister under blister under blister”.
Federer’s third-round demolition of Berdych previous year on the comeback from injury proved to be a defining moment on his way towards an odds-defying fifth Australian Open triumph.
With Chung already through, and Kyle Edmund playing No. 6 Cilic in the other half of the draw, it’s the first time since 1999 that multiple unseeded players have reached the Australian Open semifinals.
“I was not afraid of losing”, the top-seeded Halep said after surviving a thrilling, three-setter against Kerber.
“I ” m keen to play against him. I think it’s going to help me to stay focused on what I have to do.
“In last game, I think at 40-love. if I win one more point, I make history in Korea”.
“I’m really surprised because I really don’t know”.
“It was not my best start”, said Halep.
What TV channel is Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic going to be on? In second set, the Swiss continued to show Chung the kind of level he needs in a major semifinal and broke for a 3-1 lead courtesy of a backhand victor past his Korean opponent.
Chung’s agent, Stuart Duguid, explained the extent of the damage suffered by the Next Gen ATP Finals champion.
Chung, whose 58th ranking is expected to fall, will be no different.
“With each match I feel like I’m getting more confidence, sure of the things I’m good at”.
In this EPA photo taken January 24, 2018, South Korean tennis player Chung Hyeon celebrates after defeating the United States’ Tennys Sandgren in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. “I have to figure that part out a little bit”. “He reminds me a lot of Novak (Djokovic)”.
For all his confidence, there is no escaping the magnitude of the task ahead of him.
Federer, who entered the tournament as the odds-on favourite, is primed to capture a record Grand Slam title No. 20. The Swiss is looking for his sixth Australian Open title and hasn’t dropped a set in the past fortnight. It was Federer’s 18th Grand Slam victory. This is something you sort of plan from a long time ago. It would be wonderful. But I also knew that I had to serve well and serve to my spots correctly because he returns so well. “I’m playing very good tennis, and definitely very excited for the rest of 2018”. I’ve won all my matches without dropping a set.
Chung has only dropped two sets this whole tournament and appears at ease on court, nearly like he is not grasping the enormity of his situation. “They got to make a move”, said the 36-year-old. “I know that I was working hard in the off-season, and I know that I can play good matches”.