Russia’s Daniil Medvedev made light work of his semi-final clash against Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas as he beat him in straight sets to set up a clash with top-seed Novak Djokovic in the final.

With it, he entered his maiden Australian Open final and became only the third Russian after Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin to reach the stage. On Sunday, he will play the top-seed Novak Djokovic, who will look to win an unprecedented ninth title.

The fourth seed proved far too strong for Greece's Tsitsipas, crushing him 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in front of more than 7,000 noisy fans at Rod Laver Arena to extend his win streak to 20.

The 25-year-old, ultra-confident on the back of his unbeaten run, which includes three titles, has been knocking on the door of Grand Slam success for some time, but has yet to win a title.

But nobody on tour has more momentum than Medvedev, whose tricky game has stymied all opponents since November, and he has won three of his last four against the 17-time Grand Slam-winning Serb.

"It definitely wasn't easy," said Medvedev, only the third Russian after Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin to reach the Australian Open final.

"I got a little bit scared and tight (in the third set) because it's a semi-final of a Slam... but happy I was able to turn my game on, especially in some tight moments on my serve."

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