Paul in Melbourne
At the Australian Open, too, Paul is on the move in previously unattainable dimensions. After the US boy failed to qualify in 2018 and 2019, he was in the main draw for the first time the following year and is now doing so for the fourth time. Paul has never gotten past the third round before. As an unseeded player, the North American has eliminated German qualifier Jan-Jennard Struff, 30th seeded Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, compatriot Jenson Brooksby, 24th seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut and another compatriot in Ben Shelton .
For the first time in the semifinals
For the first time, Paul is in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament. So far, the round of 16 at Wimbledon 2022 was his best major result. In general, the 25-year-old has only won one title on the ATP tour – in Stockholm 2021. In 2015, the American was the junior French Open winner. The right-hander started this tournament as number 35 in the world and will find himself in the top 20 for the first time in the latest edition, that much is already certain.
Welcome to the Australian Open! At the Happy Slam in Melbourne, the last men’s semi-final is on the agenda. At 9:30 a.m. CET at Rod Laver Arena, Novak Djokovic and Tommy Paul will face off.