• Novak Djokovic crushes Rublev in style to reach Australian Open semi-finals

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Nine-times champion cruises to 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over No 5 seed Djokovic demolishes Russian opponent in just over two hours Andrey Rublev is the sixth best tennis player in the world. He is hardworking and sincere, and with those qualities he has built a great career for himself at the top of his profession. At 25 years old, he is moving into his physical peak and he will be a factor at the top of the sport for many years to come. Against the best, the very best, none of that means a thing. On Wednesday night, Rublev entered Novak Djokovic's lair, night time on Rod Laver Arena, and for two...
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  • Australian Open quarter-final: Andrey Rublev v Novak Djokovic - live

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Match scheduled to start at 8.30am ‘On another level': Djokovic has the winning look in his eyes Share your thoughts with Niall via email or on Twitter First set: *Rublev 1-4 Djokovic That will be incredibly deflating for Rublev, who had looked in marginally better shape early on. He keeps fighting, stepping in on the second serve to make it 30-all. When the Djoko first serve lands in, it's a different story, as a game-sealing ace confirms. First set: Rublev 1-3 Djokovic* Djokovic did not look entirely happy during that service game, one errant first serve particularly irritating him...
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  • Listen: Australian Open Tennis Breakfast before Djokovic faces Rublev

    13 days ago - By BBC

    Listen to Radio 5 Sports Extra's Tennis Breakfast before Novak Djokovic plays Andrey Rublev for a place in the Australian Open semi-finals.
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