Novak Đoković lost the first set of the semifinal 6-1, and in the second, he only managed to take one more game, losing it 6-2. This resulted in Sinner becoming only the fourth player to take the opening set from Djokovic in Australia in this manner. The other three players who achieved this feat were Marat Safin in 2005, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2010, and Stan Wawrinka in 2013. It took 11 years for Djokovic to allow such a setback. This time, Sinner was the one who accomplished this.