Australian Open: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to face American Tommy Paul in semifinals


On day 10 of the Australian Open underway in Melbourne, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic breezed into the semi-finals with an emphatic straight-sets win over Andrey Rublev.The 35-year-old took command early on within the sport and by no means regarded again en path to a ruthless 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 triumph.He’ll subsequent lock horns with Tommy Paul after the American put an finish to Ben Shelton’s fairytale run.After clinching the primary two units, Paul let his guard down within the third one. Nonetheless, he regained his composure to go on to win the fourth set, ending with 7-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in his quarter-final match on the Rod Laver Area.Within the girls’s occasion, Aryna Sabalenka produced a dominant show to outclass Croatia’s Donna Vekic.The Belarusian regarded in nice form and reached her fourth Grand Slam semi-final with a 6-3, 6-2 win.She is going to subsequent tackle the unseeded Magda Linette.The Polish world quantity 45, who has by no means gone past the third spherical of a significant match, proved an excessive amount of for Karolina Pliskova.The ultimate rating in that match was 6-3, 7-5.