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Updated January 26th, 2024 at 17:14 IST

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic vs Jannik Sinner stopped midway due to medical emergency in stands

The Australian Open semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner was delayed while a spectator received medical help in the third set on Saturday.Top-ranked Djokovic had lost the first two sets and was serving at 5-5 and deuce when play was interrupted.

Medical episode delays Australian Open semifinal
Medical episode delays Australian Open semifinal | Image:AP
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The Australian Open semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner was delayed while a spectator received medical help in the third set on Friday.

Top-ranked Djokovic lost the first two sets and was serving at 5-5 and deuce when play was interrupted. Ambulance officers attended to the spectator and then helped him walk out of Rod Laver Arena.

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Djokovic held serve in that game and then saved a match point in the tiebreaker before forcing the semifinal to a fourth set.

But Sinner broke early in the fourth and won 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam final. A 10-time champion in Australia, Djokovic had won all 10 previous semifinals he’d contested at Melbourne.

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Tournament organizers said ambulance officers attended and the man was in a stable condition.

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Published January 26th, 2024 at 17:14 IST

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