Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev clashed in the final of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Sunday! It was a rematch of the epic final of last year's Erste Bank Open, in which the Italian Sinner prevailed in three sets in a real tennis thriller.
And the two opponents also went the full distance in the Australian Open final. Medvedev took the first two sets before the 22-year-old South Tyrolean turned the match around and converted his first match point after 3:44 hours. As a reminder, the two top stars only played each other for 40 minutes less in the final of the Erste Bank Open.
The fact that the final of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year was the same as that of the Erste Bank Open "makes us happy for both players, but also makes us proud ourselves and underlines the high quality that we have achieved with the Erste Bank Open. This goes for the field of participants as well as to the side events, which perfectly complement the top sporting offer. This combination is extremely well received by tennis fans," explains Erste Bank Open Tournament Director Herwig Straka.
Incidentally, there is a good chance that Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev will also play in this year's tennis spectacle in Vienna from October 19 to 27, as both hinted last year that the Erste Bank Open will also be part of their tournament calendar in 2024. This is one of the reasons why the run on tickets continues unabated and demand is even higher than in the record year of 2023.