Novak Djokovic claimed he “sent a message” at the Australian Open by knocking Andrey Rublev on Wednesday to make the semi-finals as well as side better to a 22nd Grand Slam title. The Serb remained in the area to strike past the Russian 5th seed 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena as well as established a conference with Tommy Paul for a location in Sunday’s last. The unseeded American beat fellow citizen Ben Shelton 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in his quarter-final. Djokovic’s pursuit for a record-extending 10th Australian Open title was much from smooth at the beginning, pestered by a hamstring pressure experienced en path to the title at Adelaide this month.
The 35-year-old battled literally in the very early rounds yet was leading throughout his fourth-round demolition of Alex de Minaur as well as was callous once again versus Rublev.
“Last two matches, playing against two guys who were in form and to beat them dominantly in three sets is something that I definitely want in this moment, something that sends a message to all my opponents,” he claimed. “With this kind of game the confidence level rises, so I feel better on the court as the tournament progresses. I’ve been in this situation so many times in my life and career,” he included after getting to a 10th semi-final atMelbourne Park Only Roger Federer (15) as well as Jack Crawford (11) have actually existed more frequently.
“I’ve never lost a semi-final in the Australian Open, hopefully that will stay the same.”
After the suit, Djokovic wanted his mommy Dijana Djokovic on her birthday celebration, which got on Tuesday, in an adorable motion.
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