Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Taylor Fritz to reach semi-finals

Novak Djokovic defeated Taylor Fritz 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2024 Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic, 36, continued his unstoppable form and defeated his American counterpart as he reached his 11th Slam semi-final, his 48th Grand Slam semi-final overall.

Fritz gave the Serb a tough time early in the first set as the American held two set points but Djokovic, known to thrive under pressure, overcame the deficit to eventually win 7-6. Achieved success.

Fertiz made a brilliant comeback in the second set, winning 6-4 to put Novak Djokovic through 10 games.

Novak Djokovic did not lose the last set under pressure

However, Djokovic did not succumb to the pressure of losing the previous set and defeated Fritz in straight sets to qualify for another Australian Open semi-final to continue his pursuit of a record-extending 11th Slam in Melbourne. .

Djokovic has now beaten Fritz in nine out of nine matches.

In doing so, the 36-year-old also recorded his 15th ATP Top 20 win at a Grand Slam after turning 35, surpassing the legendary Roger Federer who did it 14 times.

The Serb revealed that both are at the top of their game and a match against either of them will be a big challenge when faced with either Andre Rublev or Janić Sner.

“Both are in great form,” Djokovic said when asked about his semifinal against either Sner or Roblev. Some of the fastest and most grueling exchanges I’ve ever seen. Both played incredible tennis.

“Sinner is playing the tennis of his life. He was brilliant last season. We had two big matches in Torino and Davis Cup. 7-6, 7-5 in the third. Very close. I expected. At a high level.

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