Novak Djokovic continued making his quest for a record-extending tenth Australian Open title appear like a stroll within the park by demolishing Andrey Rublev to achieve the final 4 on Wednesday.
The Serb, nonetheless carrying a thigh strapping however wanting supreme, raced to a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory with a efficiency that might have been uncomfortable viewing for American Tommy Paul.
After the match, Djokovic was requested to shared his expertise when he first reached the semifinal of a Grand Slam occasion.
Responding to the question within the post-match interplay, he stated, “I was fortunate to win the semifinals, but finals I lost to Roger.”
“Lets give him a huge round of applause to Roger. He deserves it. I had some great battles with Roger over the years that’s for sure, tennis misses him for sure,” he added.
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“I saw him dressing up very sharply for fashion week the other day. I’ve seen him skiing, I wanna challenge him for a little skiing race in few years time. But he’s enjoying life and it’s nice to see that,” he additional added.
Djokovic additionally wished his mom, who was within the stands, and stated, “I wish to say one thing, right now is the birthday of my physiotherapist who isn’t right here. He left for the locker room however I wish to say Happy Birthday to him and Happy Birthday to my mom, which was yesterday.
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So my mother is right here Love You Mom!”