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Novak Djokovic seems invincible this year as well. Round by round, he is more dominant and many are wondering who can stop him on the way to his tenth Australian Open title. Although the quarter-final win was smooth, Nole seems to have been a bit more nervous. Very soon he complained to the referee about unsportsmanlike cheering, and he also got angry with his team, which was not the first time. But his victory was never in question.
The Serb was again provoked by some spectators.
Andrej Rubljov was without a solution in the first set.
The first set ended after 39 minutes
Novak Đoković won the first game without any problems, but Rubljov had to work very hard on his serve in the first game to equalize at 1:1. The Serb closed again in the fourth game, taking away Rublev’s serve and leading 3:1. In the next game, he confirmed the “break” and had a 4:1 lead in his hands. In the sixth game of the opening set, Đoković warned the referee that he should not respond to the spectators who were shouting when it was least necessary. Nevertheless, he managed another “break” in this game and had a 5:1 lead in his hands. The Serb squandered this advantage and after just 39 minutes won the first set with a score of 6:1. Rublev looked towards his team and shrugged helplessly. It’s like he doesn’t know how to play against Djokovic.
The wind also makes Djokovic nervous on the center court.
In the second set, the 35-year-old Serb got angry with coach Goran Ivanišević.
Despite his good game, Doković was unusually nervous in the second set
The second set was tied until the fourth game (2:2), and in the fifth game, the Serbian tennis player took the opponent’s serve and took the lead with 3:2. A little before that, Nole was angry with his coach Goran Ivanišević, but meanwhile the Dalmatian did not understand what he wanted. In the sixth game, Rubljov even had two break balls, but he failed to use them. Djokovic won the game and led 4:2. In the eighth game, Rubljov had another opportunity to break serve, but even at this moment, the Belgrader was collected and won the second set after 44 minutes. This one ended with the result 6:2.
The third set also went smoothly
The third set started in the best possible way for the nine-time winner of the Australian Open – with a break of serve. Nole immediately took a 1:0 lead on the opponent’s serve, and after the next game he was already leading 2:0. In the continuation of the third set, both players were getting games on their serve. The tenth game was decisive, which the fifth player smoothly won and after two hours and five minutes he qualified for the semi-finals.
Novak Djokovic repeatedly asked for medical help.
Just one odd move and it could be the end of the tournament for the Serb
Ever since the start of the tournament, there has been a lot of talk about Novak Djokovic’s injured leg. Some even said he was playing down his injury, while others said he was one step away from a serious injury and the end of the Australian dream. Among the latter is former tennis player Pat Cash. “Just one strange move and if the wound is not fully healed, there is a risk. There is no doubt that he could injure himself in future matches. Just one strange move could mean the end of the tournament for him,” the former Australian tennis ace told the Sydney Morning Herald. However, it must be said that the Serb said after the match in the round of 16, that he felt no pain.
Tommy Paul enjoyed career success after reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
The American quarter-final was won by Tommy Paul
The two rackets have already crossed the American Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul. For both players, it was their first Grand Slam quarterfinal. In the end, 25-year-old Paul was better, winning after four sets 7:6 (6), 6:3, 5:7, 6:4). The duel lasted three hours and eight minutes. Ben Shelton was one of the biggest surprises of the tournament, as the 20-year-old tennis player was only playing in his first tournament abroad.
“It’s my first time on this court and my first time in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament,” Paul said after his quarterfinal win. “Getting into the second week of a Grand Slam tournament is everyone’s dream when they start playing tennis. I can’t believe I’m here now,” said Paul, who is the first American since 2009 (per Andy Roddick, op. p .), who reached the semi-finals of the tournament in Melbourne.
Paul won the first set after extended play and 56 minutes of playing mostly from the baseline. In the second set, Shelton’s game began to falter, and Paul made one of the decisive moves in the sixth game with a service break.
In the third set, at 1:1, Shelton saved four balls for a “break”, and then both won the game on the opponent’s service in consecutive games, and then Shelton was decisive in the 12th game. In the fourth set, however, Paul had more energy and composure, who was looking forward to his biggest victory.
Australian Open, quarter-finals (M):
Paul Tommy (USA) – Ben Shelton (USA) 7:6 (6), 6:3, 5:7, 6:4;
Novak Djokovic (Serb, 4) – Andrej Rublyov (Russian, 5) 6:1, 6:2, 6:4
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