Russian tennis powerhouse Daniil Medvedev added another remarkable chapter to his Australian Open journey by securing a thrilling five-set victory against Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of the 2024 tournament. The match showcased the incredible skill and resilience of both players, with Medvedev eventually emerging victorious with a scoreline of 7-6, 2-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
This achievement marks Medvedev’s third appearance in the semi-finals at the Australian Open, a testament to his consistent excellence on the court. Notably, he has advanced to the final on both previous occasions, highlighting his prowess in the prestigious tournament.
Medvedev’s win against Hurkacz also coincided with his 100th Grand Slam match appearance in singles, boasting an impressive 75-25 win-loss record. As a two-time finalist in Melbourne (2021, 2022) and the reigning US Open champion (2021), Medvedev has now reached his eighth Grand Slam semi-final, a remarkable feat in his burgeoning career.
The Russian star’s achievements extend to his records, as he joins an elite group of players born after 1990 with 75 Grand Slam wins, including the likes of Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov, and Dominic Thiem. With a win percentage of 75%, Medvedev stands out as the most successful among this accomplished quartet.
In terms of match statistics and head-to-head records, Medvedev’s performance showcased a 78% win on the first serve and a 46% win on the second. The encounter marked Medvedev’s improved head-to-head record to 3-3 on the ATP Tour against Hurkacz.
As Medvedev progresses through the tournament, his victory over Hurkacz also adds another feather to his cap, as he claims nine ATP top 10 wins at Grand Slams. This achievement draws him level with Thiem for the most among players born after 1990, underscoring Medvedev’s stature as a force to be reckoned with in the world of tennis.