Djokovic's dominance ends as Sinner reaches final

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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Coverage: Tennis Breakfast on Radio 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds from 08:00 GMT, with selected live written commentaries and match reports on BBC Sport's website and app.

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Italian fourth seed Jannik Sinner achieved his first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, defeating Novak Djokovic for the first time since 2018.

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Sinner rallied from not taking a set point in the tie-break to defeat Serbia's Djokovic, 36, 6-1 6-2 6-7 (6-8) 6-3.

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It ends Djokovic's pursuit for a record 11th victory and 25th major to clear Margaret Court.

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In Sunday's final, Sinner, 22, faces Russian third seed Daniil Medvedev or German sixth seed Alexander Zverev.

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Friday's second Melbourne Park semi-final features former US Open winner Medvedev and Zverev, who is seeking his first Grand Slam championship.

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Why can't the younger generation stop Djokovic, especially at Melbourne Park?

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Sinner entered the latest effort to dethrone Djokovic knowing he had beaten him twice recently, at the ATP Finals and Davis Cup Finals last season.

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