Australian Open Champion’ Novak Djokovic (5th, Serbia) succeeded in advancing to the men’s singles semifinals. 메이저놀이터
Djokovic defeated Andrei Rublev (6th place, Russia) 3-0 (6-1 6-2 6-4) in the men’s singles quarterfinal held in Melbourne, Australia on the 25th.
With the win, Djokovic extended his Australian Open winning streak to 26. After losing to Jung Hyun in the round of 16 in 2018, he is on an undefeated march.
Djokovic did not miss the championship for three years from 2019, and last year was unable to compete due to non-vaccination against the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
If Djokovic lifts the trophy again at this event, it will be his 10th career trophy. Here, with his 22nd personal victory in the singles major tournament, he will be tied for first place with Rafael Nadal (2nd, Spain). It is also possible to return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in seven months since June of last year.
Djokovic suffered a hamstring injury prior to the tournament and played with the injury. He played the game with a bandage wrapped around his left thigh, but there was no problem with his performance. He steadily showed off his pleasant performances and reached the semifinals.
Some have raised the “injury exaggeration theory” that Djokovic exaggerated the extent of the injury. However, Djokovic, who strongly refuted this, showed off his unwavering performance on the court.
With this, the quarter-final matchup was completed. Djokovic faces Tommy Paul (35th, USA), and Stefanos Tsitsipas (3rd, Greece) and Karen Khachanov (20, Russia) compete for the final. Djokovic will face Paul for the first time in his career. The men’s singles semifinals will be held on the 27th.
Meanwhile, in the women’s singles semifinals, Arina Sabalenka (5th, Belarus) and Magda Linenette (45th, Poland) clashed, and Victoria Azaranka (24th, Belarus) and Elena Rivakina (25th, Kazakhstan) clashed. ) compete for the final. On the 26th, the match between Azaranka and Rivakina will be held first, followed by Sabalenka and Lynette.