Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev LIVE score, highlights and updates from Australian Open men’s final

There will be a new Australian Open men’s champion on Sunday night as Jannik Sinner takes on Daniil Medvedev at Rod Laver Arena.

Italian fourth seed Sinner will go in favourite after vanquishing 10-time Melbourne Park winner Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

Medvedev, seeded third, is into his third Australian Open final having been beaten by Djokovic (2021) and Rafael Nadal (2022).

Despite having a losing 3-6 record against Medvedev, Sinner has won the last three matches between the duo through 2023.

Will the talented Sinner get his first Grand Slam title? Or can Medvedev win another major to go along with his 2021 US Open?

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The Sporting News is following the Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev final live, providing score updates, commentary, and highlights as it happens.

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Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev live score

  Set 1 Set 2 Set 2

[4] Jannik Sinner (ITA)

3 0*

[3] Daniil Medvedev

6 1

*Denotes server

Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev score, updates, highlights and commentary

*Denotes server

Sinner 3-6 0-1 Medvedev*

15-0: Medvedev can only bunt Sinner’s serve long.
30-0: Long rally which sees Medvedev hook a forehand wide.
30-15: Medvedev gets the return back and Sinner balloons the shot off the frame and it goes long.
30-30: Sinner gets the short return from Medvedev but blasts into the net.
30-40: Break point chance. Sinner nets trying to pass Medvedev. The US Open champ has started well again this set.
Deuce: Sinner has Medvedev scrambling and eventually puts away the smash.
Adv Sinner: Sinner draws the short return off a great serve and smashes a forehand winner.
Deuce: Sinner hits the backhand long after being stretched by Medvedev.
Adv Medvedev: Ridiculous drop volley by Medvedev. Sinner can’t get there. Great shot. Break point again. 
Deuce: Medvedev has the break in his hands but misses the smash. Wow. Could be a big missed opportunity.
Adv Medvedev: Lovely backhand winner by Medvedev down the line.
Deuce: Sinner tries the drop shot again. It isn’t good but he gets the better of the net exchange. Lucky.
Adv Medvedev: Another break point chance for Medvedev as Sinner nets.
Deuce: Better drop shot by Sinner. Draws Medvedev forward before getting him with a deep shot.

Sinner 3-6 0-1 Medvedev*

15-0: Sinner makes an unforced error wide.
30-0: Sinner slices into the net. Another unforced error.
40-0: Ace down the T for Medvedev.
Game Medvedev: Sinner just misses the pass. Easy hold for the three-time Aus Open finalist.

FIRST SET MEDVEDEV!

Sinner* 3-6 Medvedev

0-15: Medvedev moves Sinner from side-to-side and gets the opening point.
15-15: Medvedev once again has Sinner scrambling but makes an error wide.
15-30: Sinner hits wide after a deep Medvedev return.
15-40: Two set points for Medvedev as he hits another winner. What a set it has been from him.
30-40: Sinner saves the first as Medvedev hits a low ball into the net. One more set point.
Deuce: Lucky for Sinner. His drop shot wasn’t that good but he guesses Medvedev’s pass angle and then hits a winner.
Adv Medvedev: Brilliant tennis. Excellent pass from Medvedev. A third set point.
Break Medvedev: Sinner hits wide and another break secures the set for Medvedev.

Sinner 3-5 Medvedev*

15-0: Sinner hits the return long.
30-0: Another return Sinner can’t keep in play.
30-15: Sinner gets the serve back and Medvedev nets.
40-15: Medvedev’s shot kisses the line and Sinner’s defensive lob drops the wrong side of the baseline.
Game Medvedev: An ace closes out the game.

Sinner* 3-4 Medvedev

0-15: Excellent defence from Medvedev. Sinner then misses the forehand wide.
15-15: Medvedev just misses the line with the forehand.
30-15: Ace out wide for Sinner. It’s currently three winners for Sinner, 11 to Medvedev.
40-15: Medvedev hits the backhand long. It’s also 5-2 aces in favour of Medvedev.
Game Sinner: Medvedev’s return is short and Sinner belts a forehand winner.

Sinner 2-4 Medvedev*

0-15: After a long rally, Medvedev is the first to blink by netting.
15-15: But he recovers with a forehand/backhand winning combo.
30-15: Ace for Medvedev. Out wide.
40-15: Unreturned serve. He is serving exceptionally at the moment.
Game Medvedev: Wide serve and then winner from Medvedev.

Sinner* 2-3 Medvedev

0-15: Medvedev strikes a clean winner off Sinner’s second serve.
15-15: Sinner finally strikes back with a forehand winner off Medvedev’s short return.
30-15: Medvedev nets.
40-15: Medvedev can only bunt the serve wide.
Game Sinner: An unreturned serve steadies Sinner but he is still down a break.

Sinner 1-3 Medvedev*

15-0: Sinner drives the backhand down the line into the net.
30-0: An ace for Medvedev down the T. He is serving well too.
40-0: Medvedev comes to the net and takes two volleys to finish Sinner off.
Game Medvedev: Another ace secures the hold to love.

Sinner* 1-2 Medvedev

0-15: Longest rally of the match. Sinner drags a backhand wide.
0-30: Medvedev attacks the Sinner second serve and the Italian hits long. Opening here for Daniil.
0-40: Another long rally. Sinner with the long unforced error. Three break points for Medvedev.
15-40: Medvedev attacks again but hits wide with Sinner scrambling.
Break Medvedev: Sinner comes to the net but Medvedev’s pass is too powerful and the Italian can only frame. Early break for Daniil. He appears to be well on top.

Sinner 1-1 Medvedev*

15-0: Medvedev starts his service game with a booming ace.
15-15: Medvedev drives into the net after a rally.
30-15: Daniil hits another ace down the T.
40-15: Sinner nets after Medvedev drove deep with the forehands.
40-30: Double fault for Medvedev.
Deuce: Medvedev hits long and an easy hold looks to be fraught with danger now.
Adv Medvedev: Sinner clips the net cord and Medvedev hits a forehand winner.
Game Medvedev: An unreturned serve secures the game.

Sinner* 1-0 Medvedev

0-15: Medvedev makes an angled return and Sinner can only find the net.
15-15: Medvedev’s turn to net during the rally.
30-15: The world no.3 blasts a forehand long.
40-15: Medvedev tries to attack the second serve but overhits again.
Game Sinner: An ace for the Italian secures the hold.

Start

Sinner won the toss and elected to serve.

7:43pm: Two minutes to go.

7:41pm: Players are warming up currently. A little over three minutes to go.

7:40pm: Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev have entered Rod Laver Arena to warm-up. We are very close to the start now.

7:30pm: The musical performances are over. Players will be out shortly.

7:25pm: No signs of the players warming up. There is a Moulin Rouge performance on at Rod Laver Arena at the moment.

7:15pm: The crowd is starting to fill up here at Rod Laver Arena. What a night it’s going to be.

7:00pm: Only about 30 minutes to go until the players will be out on court. Melbourne Park is awash with atmosphere. People are dotted throughout the complex in front of big screens ready for tonight’s blockbuster match.

6:45pm: Medvedev has had 20 hours, 33 minutes on court, with three five-set matches, including two which he came back from two-sets-to-love down (vs. Zverev, vs. Ruusuvuori).

6:40pm: Sinner has only dropped one set in the entire tournament, against Djokovic in the semi- spending 14 hours and 44 minutes on the court.

6:30pm: Medvedev leads the head-to-head with Sinner 6-3, but the Italian has won the last three meetings – ATP Finals in November, Vienna in October and Beijing in October also.

6:20pm: Medvedev, the world no.3, is into his third Australian Open final, having lost to Novak Djokovic (2021) and Rafael Nadal (2022). He has won a Grand Slam though at US Open 2021

6:10pm: Fourth seed Sinner will go into the final as warm favourite to win his first Grand Slam despite it being his first decider and being ranked below Medvedev.

6:00pm (AEDT): Welcome to tonight’s Australian Open men’s final between Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev at Rod Laver Arena.

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How to watch Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev : TV channel, live stream

The men’s singles final is set to begin at 7.30pm AEDT on Sunday, January 28.

Here’s a breakdown of the TV channels and live streams showing the match in the major territories around the world:

Country TV Channel Live Stream
USA ESPN, Tennis Channel Fubo , ESPN+
Canada RDS, TSN TSN Direct
UK Eurosport discovery+
Australia Channel Nine Stan Sport

Jannik Sinner vs. Daniil Medvedev odds, prediction, match details

Match: [4] Jannik Sinner (ITA) vs. [3] Daniil Medvedev
Date: Sunday, January 28
Round: Final
Court: Rod Laver Arena
Start Time: 7:30 pm (AEDT)

All odds courtesy of TAB.

Jannik Sinner win: $1.35
Daniil Medvedev win: $3.20

Handicap lean: Sinner -4.5 games ($1.80)
Set prediction: Sinner in 4 sets

Sinner has been in exceptional form at the Australian Open.

He has only dropped one set so far – against 10-time champion Novak Djokovic in a tiebreak – and it is his performance against the Serbian that has placed him firmly as the favourite for the final. 

If he can replicate that showing on Sunday night, he will likely secure his maiden Grand Slam title.

Despite this, it is still a little surprising to see Medvedev as a fairly comfortable bookmakers’ underdog. 

The Russian has considerably more experience than his opponent, competing in five Grand Slam finals.

It is a concern, though, that he has lost four of those deciders.

Another major challenge will be competing physically with Sinner – the Italian has spent less than 15 hours on court this tournament, while Medvedev has played for over 20 hours.

If the match goes the distance, can he keep up with a fresh Sinner?

Or can a wily Medvedev hold his nerve and defeat a young gun in his Grand Slam final debut?

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