Novak Djokovic overcomes fit of rage to defeat Alexander Zverev at Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic overcomes fit of rage to defeat Alexander Zverev at Australian Open

But Djokovic eventually found the breakthrough after missing out on his first match point on Zverev's serve before making no mistake on his second

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But Djokovic eventually found the breakthrough after missing out on his first match point on Zverev’s serve before making no mistake on his second opportunity.

He said: “With this kind of condition, I need time to warm up. Even though I had alost hour of a warm-up hit before the match, it still felt it was going to take some time to warm-up and feel I could rotate in the right way.

I was lucky to get that break in the tenth game when he was serving for the fist tem.

It was a close tiebreak. After that I felt I started moving better, playing better. I served extremely well. Down to the very last shot, it was anybody’s game, anybody’s match.

A lot of nerves out there. A lot of pressure. Emotionally I feel a little bit drained. It was a great battle. Congratulations to Sascha. We pushed each other to the limit.”

There was a sigh of relief from Djokovic as he walked to the net to embrace his opponent and will now get ready to face Aslan Karatsev in the semi-finals.



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