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an express Djokovic qualifies for the quarters

Winner of Alex de Minaur, Novak Djokovic must face the Russian Andrey Rublev in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. JAIMI JOY / REUTERS

The Serb made short work of Australian Alex de Minaur in three sets (6-2, 6-1, 6-2), this Monday in the round of 16 in Melbourne.

Calm. Imperturbable. Cold. We expected a possible trap match for Novak Djokovic on the Rod Laver Arena, this Monday, against the Australian Alex de Minaur (number 22). It has not happened. The Serb dispatched this round of 16 in three quick sets (6-2, 6-1, 6-2), and just over 2 hours of play. His easiest match, and his twenty-fifth consecutive victory at the Australian Open. Seeded number 4, he qualified for the quarter-finals for the thirteenth on Australian soil.

«This is my best game since the beginning of the year“said the nine-time winner of the tournament in a post-match interview. On his way now stands the Russian Andrey Rublev, who emerged victorious from a big duel against the Dane Holger Rune, earlier in the day.

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