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Sinner ends Djokovic Grand Slam history bid at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic's bid for a record 25th Grand Slam singles title was ended with a spectacular 6-1 6-2 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 defeat to Italian Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Friday.

The Serb had been hoping to claim the record for most Grand Slam singles titles outright after sharing it with Australian Margaret Court since winning his 24th major at the US Open last September, but Sinner announced himself as a Grand Slam force in stunning fashion.

Sinner was seen as the most likely rival to stop Djokovic claiming an 11th title in Melbourne ahead of the tournament after beating him twice in two weeks at the end of last season at the ATP Finals and Davis Cup.

But surely no one would have predicted the manner of the first two sets, with an error-strewn Djokovic winning just three games.

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