Alex de Minaur’s Australian Open hopes hang by a THREAD as Novak Djokovic shows no sign of any hamstring concerns to storm to a two-set lead over hometown hero… in just 75 minutes!
- Novak Djokovic has taken the first set of his Australian Open last-16 match
- The Serbian showed no sign of any hamstring concern as he won it 6-2
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Novak Djokovic is closing in on a place in the quarter final of the Australian Open with the Serbian looking back to his imperious best against Alex de Minaur in Melbourne.
Djokovic, 35, has struggled with a left hamstring injury throughout the tournament, stirring optimism among Aussie tennis fans that their hometown hero could send the nine-time winner packing.
But he was taught a lesson by the Serbian in the first two sets on Rod Laver Arena, with Djokovic leading 6-2, 6-1 after just 75 minutes.
More to follow.
Novak Djokovic has cruised to a one-set lead in his last-16 match with Alex de Minaur
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