Australian Alexei Popyrin has stunned Belgian world No.15 David Goffin with a come-from-behind win.

Australian Alexei Popyrin has stunned Belgian world No.15 David Goffin with a come-from-behind win during their first round match-up at the Australian Open.

Popyrin, who’s ranked 113th in the world, came from 2 sets to 1 down against his 13th seed opponent by sending the match to a decider where he ultimately came out on top, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.

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The 21-year-old Aussie looked destined to crash out of the tournament when he stared down the barrel of two match points with Goffin on serve and leading 5-4 in the fourth set.

But Popyrin found a way break back and send the match to a tiebreak in the fourth set.

Then, during the fourth set tiebreak, Popyrin successfully fought off another two match points to extend the match to a decider. He staved off a total of four match points in the fourth.

Alexei Popyrin

And as was the case in the fourth set, Popyrin was again on the back foot when Goffin led 2-0 while on serve in the early stages of the fifth.

However, the young Aussie again broke back before going on to win four games in a row to completely turn the match on its head and run away with the victory.

Popyrin will meet South African and world No.91 Lloyd Harris in the second round on Thursday.

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