Australian Open 2022 LIVE updates: Dylan Alcott in semi-final; Denis Shapovalov v Rafael Nadal; Ash Barty v Jessica Pegula

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  • ‘Lessons to learn’: Open boss regrets how Djokovic saga disrupted tournament
  • Matches to watch

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley.Credit:Luis Enrique Ascui

Tennis Australia has come under criticism for its role in the drawn-out legal saga in which world No.1 Novak Djokovic travelled to Australia citing a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination but was stopped at the border. The Serbian’s visa was cancelled, a decision the tennis player challenged in court.

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Matches to watch

Good morning

G’day everyone and welcome to our Australian Open live blog as we hit day nine of the event.

Three of the most popular players at this year’s tournament will all take the court today with Dylan Alcott first up on Kia Arena for his semi-final against old rival Andy Lapthorne with Rafael Nadal facing Denis Shapovalov coming up this afternoon from 2pm AEDT on Rod Laver Arena and Ash Barty playing Jessica Pegula on RLA from 7pm AEDT tonight.

Please feel free to leave a comment on the blog and enjoy the day to come.

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