Serbia’s Novak Djokovic mentioned that he couldn’t have requested for a greater scenario to be in after reaching the Australian Open semi-finals. Djokovic is eyeing his tenth title in Melbourne.
New Delhi ,UPDATED: Jan 25, 2023 21:33 IST
Novak Djokovic reacts after storming into the Australian Open semi-finals. (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: The 21-time Grand Slam singles champion Novak Djokovic mentioned that there couldn’t be a greater scenario for him to clinch his tenth Australian Open title.
Djokovic prolonged his match-winning streak to 26 in Melbourne as he stormed into the semi-finals of the 2023 event after defeating Andrey Rublev in straight units 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
The Serbian, who was deported from Melbourne final yr and was denied to defend his title, returned to Australia to compete within the season’s first main event.
“I always try to give my best, particularly in Grand Slams, because at this stage of my career those are the tournaments that count the most, of course,” Djokovic mentioned.
“But you could say that there is something extra this year, yeah. You could say because of the injury, what happened last year. I just wanted to really do well.
“So far I’ve an ideal rating on Australian exhausting courts, in Adelaide and right here. I’ve been enjoying higher and higher and I could not ask for a greater scenario to be in in the meanwhile.”
Djokovic will play against Tommy Paul of America for a place in the final. The Serbian has so far maintained a perfect record in the Australian Open last-four stage.
“Tough to match as a result of I’ve been lucky to essentially dwell by means of quite a lot of success in Australian Open,” said Djokovic. “But the final two matches, enjoying in opposition to two guys which can be actually good gamers, in-form gamers, to beat them dominantly in three units is one thing that I would like on this second.
“It’s something that sends a message to all my opponents remaining in the draw. With this kind of game, of course the confidence level rises, considering the circumstances. I feel good on the court, better and better as the tournament progresses. I’ve been in this situation so many times in my life, in my career, never lost a semi-finals in Australian Open. Hopefully that will stay the same.”
Jan 25, 2023