Novak Djokovic It was a machine and defeated Aslan Karatsev, the great surprise of the tournament, 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2 to reach the ninth final of the Australian Open so far in his career.
The Serbian showed a spectacular level and reflected all his forcefulness on the court, despite the fact that his rival was left with the first great point of the meeting.
After taking over the first set 6-3, Nole pulled out his entire repertoire with a phenomenal backhand passing before the Russian attack on the network.
As if this were not enough, at the end of the second set, the world’s number one reappeared: after a drop from Karatsev, the Serbian came to the net and defined with a subtle touch to take the conquest.
But the Russian did not leave the game on a plate to the leader of the ATP ranking. The surprise of the tournament came back at the end of the second set, and he took over the best point of the meeting with an intense rally of 32 strokes.
Despite this, Djokovic was more than his rival and also took second 6-4. At the point with which he took himself, the Serbian celebrated it loudly.
Finally, the world number one took the last set 6-2 and defeated Karatsev to get into a new final in his career at the Australian Open, the ninth so far in his career.