Djokovic reaches Aussie semis

Novak Djokovic con­tinued his scintillating form at the Austra­lian Open, brushing aside world No. 6 Andrey Rublev in straight sets to reach the semifinals.

It was yet another near-perfect display of tennis from the 35-year-old, as he continued his seemingly inevitable march towards a record-equaling 22nd grand slam with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory in just two hours and three minutes.

Djokovic is now playing arguably the best tennis of his career and has lost just 12 games over his last two match­es, extending his winning run at the Australian Open to 26, tying Andre Agassi’s record.

The early signs were omi­nous for Rublev, who looked to still be feeling the effects of his five-set epic against Holger Rune, with the Russian broken in only his third service game.

It was a setback he never looked like recovering from, as Djokovic ran away with the match and took one step closer to winning a record-ex­tending 10th Australian Open title. —CNN

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