Defending champion Novak Djokovic ended the exceptional run of Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev to ease into his ninth Australian Open remaining with a 6-Three 6-Four 6-2 win on Thursday.
In one of many extra unbelievable semi-final matchups at a Grand Slam, Djokovic was damaged twice by the world quantity 114 Karatsev however ensured there can be no Russian revolution below the lights of Rod Laver Enviornment.
That Grand Slam semifinal profitable smile 😁
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As an extended event took its toll on Karatsev, Djokovic raised his recreation within the third set and sealed the win with an ace to set off a roaring ovation from Serbian followers within the crowd.
Djokovic will face both Stefanos Tsitsipas or Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s remaining.