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  • Updated: January 23, 2023

Australian Open: Djokovic Dismantles Alex De Minaur To Book Quarter-Finals Spot

Novak Djokovic's quest for a 22 Grand Slam title continues as he dismantled Australia's last remaining hope Alex De Minaur in straight sets to get himself a place in the quarter-finals.

It was Djokovic's best game thus far in the tournament as he handed De Minaur a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 defeat at the Rod Laver Arena.

The Serb had his left thigh strapped during the game but didn't have any trouble in moving freely for two hours and six minutes.

"I wanted to win in straight sets. I started feeling more loose more free, more aggressive, I felt he was a bit more nervous," said the 35-year-old who extended his winning streak in the Australian Open to 26 matches.

"Tennis is a very quick sport, things can change. I kept my focus, I played my best match of this year so far.

"Obviously I was dealing with an injury, I don’t feel anything today. I thank my medical team, my physio, I thank God.

"I don’t take anything for granted, so let’s keep it going. I’ve been taking a lot of pills and it’s not ideal, but not those kinds of pills, guys, anti-inflammatory pills.

"Really today was the best day so far and hopefully it stays that way."

Djokovic's quarter-finals match is against Russia's Andrey Rublev who earlier ended a dramatic match when he sealed a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6, (11-9) victory over 19-year-old Rune on Rod Laver Arena.

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