Today, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic qualified for the semi-finals of the Australian Open Championship, after defeating the sixth ranked player in the world, Andrei Rublev of Russia, 6:1, 6:2, 6:4 in Melbourne.
Djokovic achieved his third victory in the fourth match between them in two hours and three minutes.
In the first set, the Serbian player had at least one break chance in every game against his rival’s service. He made his first break in the fourth game, after a double service error by Rubljev, and then in the sixth game he used his fifth break opportunity to take a 5:1 lead.
In the next game, Djokovic saved two break opportunities and then realized the first set point.
The first four games of the second set passed without a break, and in the next, Djokovic took away his opponent’s serve.
Rublev had two break opportunities in the next game, but the world’s fifth ranked tennis player managed to win that game and then get another break.
In the eighth game, Djokovic saved one break point and then used the fifth set point.
The nine-time winner of the Australian Open continued his excellent game with a break in the first game of the third set, which was enough for a new triumph and placement among the top four.
This was Djokovic’s 54th Grand Slam quarterfinal, and with the victory he secured his 44th semifinal at the biggest tournaments.
The Serbian tennis player currently has the American Tommy Paul, the 35th player in the world, as his rival in the semifinals.
In the first semi-final, the fourth tennis player in the world Stefanos Tsitsipas and the 18th ranked Russian Karen Hačanov will play. The semi-finals are scheduled for Friday.