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Djokovic advances to Astana Open final with ease

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Novak Djokovic advanced to the Astana Open final with a 4-6, 7-6 walkover win against Daniil Medvedev earlier on Saturday.

Daniil Medvedev shocked everyone, including the Serbian Novak Djokovic, by suddenly pulling out of the pair’s semi-final after the second set tie-break at the Astana Open.

Medvedev won the first set 6-4, but after an epic second-tie break, the Russian walked to the umpire and pulled out of the match due to a leg injury, to the confusion of everybody.

In the other semi-final, Stefanos Tsitsipas fought back from a set down to beat Russia’s Andrey Rublev and make it through to the final.

The Greek third seed dropped the first set but won the next two to seal a 4-6 6-4 6-3 victory over fifth seed Rublev in a match lasting two hours and seven minutes.

Tsitsipas will now face Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final.