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Stefanos Tsitsipas becomes first Greek to reach Australian Open final

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Stefanos Tsitsipas is the first Greek to reach an Australian Open final after defeating Russian Karen Khachanov at Melbourne Park today.

Tsitsipas defeated Khachanov 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 3-6 in the packed Rod Laver Arena this afternoon.

Tsitsipas, who will become the world number one if he wins the title, eventually booked his place after recovering from Khachanov saving two match points in the third-set tie-break.

Another tight forehand saw a third chance disappear in what proved to be the final game, before he regained his composure to convert his fourth with a service winner.

The Greek is now through to his first ever Australian Open final.

Tsitsipas will take on the winner of Novak Djokovic and Tommy Paul with the Serbian heavily favoured to progress through to another final at Melbourne Park and get one step closer to a record-extending 10th Australian Open title.

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