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Djokovic reaches last four for 10th time at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic beat Andrey Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Wednesday. He’ll face Tommy Paul in the next round

Novak Djokovic Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 25, 2023 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his quarter final match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Australian Open •Quarter-final • completed
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Serb Novak Djokovic, the No 4 seed, won against Russian Andrey Rublev, the No 5 seed, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to move into the last four of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday.

Djokovic, ranked No 5, will face Tommy Paul next.

The 35-year-old Serb beat Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena (6-3, 6-4, 6-0), French qualifier Enzo Couacaud (6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-0), Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the No 27 seed (7-6 (7), 6-3, 6-4) and Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 22 seed (6-2, 6-1, 6-2) ahead of his victory.

In the previous rounds, Rublev, ranked No 6, defeated Austrian wildcard Dominic Thiem (6-3, 6-4, 6-2), Finn Emil Ruusuvuori (6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3), No 25 seed Daniel Evans (6-4, 6-2, 6-3) and Dane Holger Rune, the No 9 seed (6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9)).

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other quarter-finals results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Tommy Paul beat Ben Shelton: 7-6 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) beat Jiri Lehecka: 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-4
  • Karen Khachanov (18) beat Sebastian Korda (29): 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-0 ret.
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