Australian Open 2021 – Medvedev vs Tsitsipas LIVE: Stream, TV channel, UK start time for huge semi-final

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS takes on Daniil Medvedev in their Australian Open semi-final on Friday morning.

The Greek star beat Rafael Nadal in heroic fashion on Wednesday, coming back from two sets down to win in five.

Medvedev overcame Andrey Rublev with ease, beating him 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.

What time does Medvedev vs Tsitsipas start?

  • Tsitsipas' big clash with Medvedev will get underway from 8.30am UK time on Friday, February 19.
  • Around 7,000 fans will be allowed to watch the clash live after lockdown rules were lifted in Melbourne earlier this week.
  • The clash will take place at Melbourne Park.

What channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • Medvedev's clash with Tsitsipas will be shown live on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 1 HD in the UK.
  • You can also live stream all of the action from the Eurosport player, which costs £6.99 a month.
  • The Eurosport player is available for download on your mobile or tablet device, as well as a smart TV.

What has been said?

"I'm speechless, I have no words to describe what just happened on court," said Tsitsipas after his win over Nadal.

"My tennis speaks for itself. It is an unbelievable feeling to fight at such a level and give it my all on the court.

"I started very nervous, I won't lie. I don't know what happened after the third set. I flew like a little bird.

"Everything worked for me and the feelings are indescribable."

“Andrey was definitely one of the favourites to go far in this tournament," said Medvedev after his victory against Rublev.

"To win this match in three sets, especially [with] how physical it was, was [an] amazing level from me.

I'm really happy about it. We had some unbelievable rallies. I think the match was high quality. It's the first time to be honest [that] I saw Andrey tired.”

  • Craig Mahood


    Daniil Medvedev was labelled the 'man in-form' by Novak Djokovic yesterday – and nobody can dispute that.

    The Russian is 18 matches unbeaten coming into this one, stretching back to Vienna in October.

    He just needs to add two more and he'll be a Grand Slam champion.

  • Craig Mahood


    Good morning! Welcome to SunSport’s live coverage of the second men’ semi-final from the Australian Open as Daniil Medveded faces Stefanos Tsitsipas.

    World No.4 Medvedev dismantled Andrey Rublev on Wednesday to seal his spot in the semis.

    The Russian has only dropped two sets in the tournament so far and is the in-form player of the last few months.

    He is odds-on in this one to reach the final on Sunday.

    But any man who knocks out Rafa Nadal can’t be taken lightly.

    Especially as Tsitsipas trailed 2-0 in sets against the Spaniard before turning it around.

    No.6 in the world, the Greek player needed a final set decider to come through in round two before bursting his way through to this point.

    Both players will hope to make Sunday’s showpiece event where they will face World No.1 Novak Djokovic.

    The Serb looked back to his best as he played some exceptional tennis to see-off the tournament’s surprise package Aslan Karatsev.

    The qualifier had his moments in the match but Djokovic’s class saw him through in straight sets.

    You sense this one this morning might be a little tighter.

    Let’s hope the limited crowd inside the Rod Laver Arena are treated to a quality match as two players look for the coveted spot.

    We get under way in around an hour or so.

    Get the kettle on, feet up and let us take you through ball-by-ball action as we get to the business end of what has been a historic Australian Open.

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