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Djokovic crushes De Minaur to fire warning at Australian Open

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic greets Australia’s Alex De Minaur after winning their men’s singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2023. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST / AFP)Novak Djokovic demolished Alex de Minaur for the loss of just five games to sweep into a 13th Australian Open quarter-final and send an ominous warning Monday, showing few signs of his troublesome hamstring.The Serbian brushed past the Australian 22nd seed 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena to move a step closer to a 10th title at Melbourne Park, and 22 major crown.With his left thigh again heavily strapped, the 35-year-old was a man on a mission, expending as little energy as possible in a 2hrs 6mins romp to inch within sight of Rafael Nadal’s slam record.He will meet fifth seed Andrey Rublev for a semi-final berth after the Russian toppled Danish teen Holger Rune in a tense five-set clash on the same court.“I really wanted to win in straight sets,” said Djokovic, who will return to world number one for the first time since June if he wins the tournament.“Obviously you never know what’s going to happen on the court … I thought first four or five games were quite close, but after one break in the first set I felt more loose and free to go through the ball and be more aggressive.“I played the best match of this year so far.”Victory put him into a 13th Melbourne quarter-final to move fourth on the all-time list behind Roger Federer, Nadal and John Newcombe.It is his 54th Grand Slam quarter-final in total — second only to the retired Federer’s 58.De Minaur, who recorded his first victory against a top-five player in November when he beat Daniil Medvedev at the Paris Masters, was always facing an uphill climb.Djokov

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