Novak Djokovic continues his Australian Open title defence when he meets shock semi-finalist Aslan Karatsev in the final four on Thursday and the match is available to watch online via desktop and mobile.
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Novak Djokovic vs Aslan Karatsev Match Details
🎾 Competition: Australian Open SF
🗓 Date: Thursday February 18
⏰ Time: 7.30pm
🏟 Stadium: Rod Laver Arena
Head to Head
The pair have never played before on tour.
Australian Open 2021 Results
- R1: def. Chardy 6-3 6-1 6-2
- R2: def. Tiafoe 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-3
- R3: def. Fritz 7-6 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-2
- R4: def. Raonic 7-6 4-6 6-1 6-4
- QF: def. Zverev 6-7 6-2 6-4 7-6
- R1: def. Mager 6-3 6-3 6-4
- R2: def. Gerasimov 6-0 6-1 6-0
- R3: def. Schwartzman 6-3 6-3 6-3
- R4: def. Auger-Aliassime 3-6 1-6 6-3 6-3 6-4
- QF: def. Dimitrov 2-6 6-4 6-1 6-2
Novak Djokovic vs Aslan Karatsev Tips & Predictions
Djokovic has never lost an Australian Open semi-final, with the Serbian coming away with the title on all eight previous occasions he’s advanced to this stage of the tournament.
It’s been a challenging tournament for Djokovic – he says he’s dealing with an abdominal injury, but nevertheless, he’s come out on top in five sets against Fritz and four sets against both Raonic and Zverev to reach the final four.
Whatever the case may be with his body, Djokovic isn’t looking like the issue is causing him too much trouble, although he’s definitely not playing his best tennis.
Regardless, he should be in for a comfortable victory over Karatsev. The Russian has made history in Melbourne, becoming the first man in the Open Era to make the semi-finals on their Grand Slam debut.
It’s been an extraordinary run, but it almost certainly comes to an end on Thursday night. Karatsev has been fairly fortunate in his last two matches, coming back from two sets down to beat Auger-Aliassime before Dimitrov began suffering from back spasms midway through their quarter-final, causing the Bulgarian to drop the last three sets meekly.
Karatsev’s explosive brand of tennis isn’t sustainable, especially against the world’s best player and Djokovic’s outstanding retrieving abilities. Djokovic will get that extra ball back and frustrate the qualifier into submission. The World No. 1 should cruise in straights.