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Novak Djokovic defeated Andrey Rublev to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

FeaturedSports NewsNovak Djokovic defeated Andrey Rublev to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic delivered another masterclass at the Australian Open on Wednesday, beating fifth seed Andre Rublev 6-1 6-2 6-4 to reach the semi-finals at Melbourne Park for a record-extending 10th crown. and is bidding for a 22nd Grand Slam. Title

Djokovic hit Rublev’s forehand and second serve with a venomous return in windy conditions at Rod Laver Arena and the Russian fifth seed double-faulted on break point to lead 3-1 in the first set and the Serbian there. Moved away.

After taking the lead in the match with a stunning backhand crosscourt winner, Djokovic showed how tough he is to beat on the grandest stage despite a thigh strained by a hamstring problem after the fourth seed was broken in the fifth game of the second set. Is.

He produced a brilliant game to save a break point in the next game and roared back before doubling his advantage in the contest after a frustrated Rublev unloaded on his coach in the stands after another double fault.

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Djokovic jumped out to an early lead in the next set with Rublev looking bereft of ideas and a seventh quarter-final defeat was a crucial climax, as the former number one held serve for a last-four meeting with American Tommy Paul. but finished off a convincing win.

This story was published without editing the text from a wire agency feed.


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