If Novak Djokovic (5th in the world, Serbia) wins two more, he will step on the top of the Australian Open for the 10th time.
For Djokovic, the Australian Open is no different from a ‘garden’. Djokovic, who won 21 times in the four major tournaments, was particularly strong at the Australian Open. As of the 27th, the overall record is 82 wins and 8 losses, and the win rate reaches 91.11%. Her record at Wimbledon, where she won seven championships (86-10), is also outstanding, but her win rate (89.58%) is slightly less than 90%. Rafael Nadal (2nd in the world, Spain) and Djokovic at the Australian Open are the only players with a win rate of over 90% in a specific Grand Slam, with a 112-4 loss and 96.55% win rate at the French Open.
Based on the record, Djokovic’s 10th Australian Open win is a ‘separate match’.
Djokovic has advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open a total of 10 times, including this year’s tournament. What is noteworthy is that they won all of the previous 9 semifinals. He is also 9-0 in the finals. In other words, the win rates for the semi-finals and finals reach 100% each.
“I have never lost an Australian Open semifinal in my career,” Djokovic said at a press conference ahead of the semifinals. He expressed confidence, saying, “I hope (the record) will remain as it is.”
Djokovic’s opponent in the quarterfinals is Tommy Paul (35th, USA), who has reached the semifinals of a major tournament for the first time. This is the first confrontation between the two. The semi-finals will be held from 5:30 p.m. Korean time. 메이저놀이터
Despite reportedly playing with a left hamstring injury, Djokovic appears to be in top form. He defeated Alex De Minnow (24th, Australia) in the round of 16 and Andrei Rublev (6th, Russia) in the quarterfinals with a set score of 3-0, respectively, but lost only 12 games in the 6th set.
When Djokovic reaches the final, he will clash with the winner of the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas (3rd, Greece) and Karen Khachanov (20th, Russia) for the throne.
Since Tsitsipas has a 5-game lead in opponents, there is a high possibility of Djokovic and Tsitsipas going head-to-head. Djokovic is strong against Chichipas with 10 wins and 2 losses. Chichipas’ best performance in major tournaments is the runner-up at the 2021 French Open. At the time, my opponent in the final was Djokovic, and I have a painful memory of giving the championship cup with a so-called ‘reverse sweep’ in which the set score was 2-0 and the third set was taken away.