“I’m satisfied with my tennis” Djokovic, 26 consecutive wins, Australian Open semifinals
On the 27th,
Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia), world number 5 in men’s tennis, won 26 consecutive victories at the Australian Open in the semifinal match against the US pole.
Djokovic defeated Russia’s Andrei Rublev (26th, 6th) with a set score of 3-0 (6-1 6-2 6-4) in 2 hours and 3 minutes in the quarterfinals (Melbourne) on the 25th. Djokovic consistently showed off his one-up skills and overpowered Rublev without losing a single set. He was ahead in all offensive metrics, including serve aces (14-6) and number of successful attacks (32-26), and did not give up a single serve game.
Djokovic has not yet lost in this tournament since losing to Jeong Hyeon (27) of Korea in the round of 16 at the 2018 Australian Open. Djokovic reached the top of the Australian Open for three consecutive years from 2019 to 2021, and in 2022, he could not compete at all due to a problem with vaccination. This year, quarantine standards were eased and his participation became possible. Djokovic, who holds the record for most Australian Open men’s singles championships (9), is challenging his 10th championship this time.
In particular, he complained of a hamstring muscle injury in his left leg ahead of this tournament. There was also a view that it would be difficult for him to demonstrate his normal skills due to this. However, as the streak continued unwaveringly, some raised the ‘fake injury theory’ that Djokovic exaggerated the extent of the injury. Djokovic didn’t care about this, saying, “It’s sad when other players are injured, but it’s interesting that I’m fake when I’m injured.”
After the game, Djokovic said, “I am very satisfied with my tennis,” and “I am showing a stable game on the court.” Regarding his injury, he said, “I am receiving treatment while spending more time with all sorts of machines than people.” “There is nothing wrong with his legs. I will continue to work hard,” he said confidently.
If Djokovic rises to the top of the Australian Open, he can win his 22nd singles championship in major tournaments and become a tie for first place in this category with Rafael Nadal (37, Spain, 2nd). Furthermore, it can recapture the world number one spot.
Djokovic will clash with Tommy Paul (26, USA, 35th) on the 27th for the ticket to the finals. This is the first confrontation between the two players. 카지노