Third seed Novak Djokovic continued his quest for a second Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 7-6(5), 6-1 victory over sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych in 2 hours and 31 minutes on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the second time in his career.
Australian Open 2008 champion Novak Djokovic has overpowered Spain’s Nicolas Almagro in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 6-0 in 1 hour and 44 minutes to progress to his fourth successive quarter-finals in Melbourne.
After his third round match with Troicki, Nole was given a ballroom dancing lesson on an outside court in Melbourne Park by “Dancing with the Stars” television celebrity Kim Johnson. Fans were thrilled with his dancing skills, and he once again proved that he is one of the most popular players and showmen nowadays.
Third-seeded Novak Djokovic has reached the round of 16 at Australian Open for the fifth year in a row when his Davis Cup teammate and world no. 27 Viktor Troicki retired after just 39 minutes on Hisense Arena on Friday.
World no.3 Novak Djokovic advanced into the third round of Australian Open after defeating world no.81 Croat Ivan Dodig in four sets, 7-5, 6-7(8), 6-0, 6-2 in 3 hours and 22 minutes on Hisense Arena on Wednesday.
Australian Open 2008 champion Novak Djokovic has breezed through to the second round of the tournament after downing world no.42 Spain’s Marcel Granollers in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 in just 91 minutes on Monday in Melbourne.
Rafa, Roger, Nole and other top tennis players took part in exhibition matches in front of 15,000 spectators at a packed Rod Laver Arena on the eve of the Australian Open to raise money for victims of the devastating floods in Australia.
The best Serbian player and the third seed of the tournament will start his bid for a second Grand Slam title against world no.42 Spaniard Marcel Granollers. They have never met before.
The three best ranked players in the world, Rafa, Roger and Nole, will headline a charity event for the victims of the horrible flooding in Queensland.
Novak will next play at the first Grand Slam of the season – Australian Open, which begins on Monday, January 17, at Melbourne Park.