Win two more times and Novak Djokovic secures his 10th Australian Open title. His tenth ticket to the semi-finals has already been received. World No. 6 Andrei Rublev couldn’t stop him.
Novak Djokovic also easily defeated Andrei Rublev. In the previous round he awarded his opponent with 5 matches, and now the tennis star is much more moderate with 7 matches.
Rublev escaped disgrace. After two short sets (6-1, 6-2) he was able to offer Djokovic some resistance in the third. The 25-year-old Russian immediately lost his first serve match, but then faded away with some good points.
Rublev played the quarter-finals in a Grand Slam tournament for the sixth time. He lost them all.
Djokovic is doing a much better job. In Melbourne, he has already reached the semi-finals for the tenth time. He also won the championship the last 9 times.
Now against the surprise of the championship Tommy Paul
In the final four, Novak Djokovic will meet American revelation Tommy Ball (ATP-35). He settled in the quarter-finals with compatriot Ben Shelton (ATP-89).
For 25-year-old Paul, this will be his first semi-final match at a major tournament. Until this year, the fourth round at Wimbledon was the highest of his career.
Tommy Ball plays his best tournament in Melbourne.
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