Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has reached the semifinals of the 2023 ATP Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Novak Djokovic is set to play against Tommy Paul from the United States. The winner of this match will secure a spot in the final of the Australian Open.
Tommy Paul has been hugely impressive and has reached his first semifinal at a Grand Slam tournament. Tommy Paul enters this match following a win over Ben Shelton in the previous round. It was a good match for Paul as the American won the match in 4 sets. During the win, Tommy Paul impressed with her serving as he hit 7 aces which helped him 20 out of 22 games. Tommy Paul is a hugely impressive player and this is a big match for the American. That being said, this is expected to be a huge challenge for Tommy Paul as he is playing with an incredible player in Novak Djokovic.
On the other side of the coin, Novak Djokovic has been amazing. The Serbian superstar has been incredible this tournament and he was dominant in the previous round as he defeated Andrey Rublev in straight sets. During the match Djokovic impressed with his receiving as he won close to 50% of his receiving points which allowed him to break Rublev’s serve on 5 occasions. Novak is looking hugely determined and is looking to prove a point following the issues he faced at this tournament in 2022. With that in mind, I see Novak Djokovic being very tough to stop.
This will be the first time that Novak Djokovic and Tommy Paul will be playing each other at an ATP tournament.