Novak Djokovic v Alex de Minaur match outcome, video, highlights, interview

Novak Djokovic hit his rivals with a frightening warning on Monday night time, tossing Alex de Minaur from the Australian Open in emphatic vogue.

De Minaur is not a participant his opponents take calmly; the Australian is ranked twenty fourth on the earth, is a former US Open quarter-finalist and defeated Rafael Nadal within the first week of this yr.

However Djokovic executed a wide ranging domination within the fourth spherical, carving out a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory in two hours and 6 minutes.

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What’s extra is the Serbian celebrity was not troubled by his closely strapped left hamstring within the Rod Laver Area conflict, which he indicated as he spoke to Jim Courier on the courtroom.

“I did not really feel something at the moment, so at the moment was nice,” Djokovic stated, drawing cheers from the gang.

“I feel my medical staff, my physio … I used to be feeling superb within the first match, second match not so nice, so I do know that issues can change actually rapidly.

“I do not take something as a right.

“I am actually happy with the way in which I’ve performed, the way in which I moved at the moment, the way in which I hit the ball.

“So let’s maintain it going.”

Courier had grimaced at a hypothetical as Djokovic ripped an unreturnable two-handed backhand throughout the third set.

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“I will inform you what: if I used to be nonetheless on this event and I occurred to be house proper now, and I had dinner, got here again … ‘Let’s examine what is going on on on the TV’ … I might wish to flip this horror film off,” Courier stated on 9’s protection.

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“I might not wish to see this. If I assumed I might need an opportunity to play Novak, this isn’t what you wish to go to mattress serious about.

“Typically you are simply on the mercy,” Courier had stated throughout the second set.

Djokovic equalled Andre Agassi’s report 25-match Australian Open win streak to arrange a quarter-final showdown in opposition to Andrey Rublev, who’d edged Holger Rune in a gripping five-set encounter earlier within the night.

Rublev fought off two match factors en path to beating Rune 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (9) in three hours and 37 minutes at Rod Laver Area.

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“He is a longtime top-five, top-10 participant already for just a few years,” Djokovic stated.

“Unbelievable firepower, particularly from the serve and forehand nook.

“Simply very explosive participant.

“Slightly bit like de Minaur, so hopefully the outcome would be the identical.”

Djokovic eradicated Roberto Carballes Baena, Enzo Couacaud, Grigor Dimitrov and de Minaur on his path to the quarter-finals.

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