Photo: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images
A rather epic event occurred at the Australian Men’s Tennis Open, and that is that the Serbian Novak Djokovicone of the best tennis players of all time, decided to sing his mother happy birthday, with all the fans.
This was a clear sign that the Serbian tennis player is recovering his best version at the Australian Open, and is already in the semifinals of the tournament, despite the injuries he has been suffering.
But his relationship with the Australian fans, despite the fact that many have doubted him, seems to be improving. This, after beating Rublev in the quarterfinals.
It was right after this victory and while he was giving his feelings about the tournament in a post-match interview, and he took advantage of the fact that everyone was listening to congratulate his mother, who was present in the stands.
All the fans who gathered on the track joined this congratulation, all singing the famous song at the same time.
Novak defeated his Russian opponent in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, in a match that lasted two hours and three minutes in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
In this round, Djokovic did not show any cracks, neither in his game nor in his physical condition, apparently his left thigh has bothered him.
The rival in the semifinals of the Australian tournament will be Tommy Paul, they will meet for the first time in history.
The 21-open champion reaches the semifinals on the banks of the Yarra for the tenth time, and thus is third in this comparison.
The list is led by the former tennis player, recently retired Swiss, Roger Federer, who has 15 appearances in the round prior to the final.
The Serbian, who is ranked number four in the world, will go on to lead the ATP if he wins this Australian tournament.
It was a brilliant performance against a thick Rublev, a Russian who was not even able to change his strategy to try to turn the game around.
For years the Serbian had the privilege of competing for first place in the ranking, with Federer and with the Spanish tennis player, Rafael Nadal, but the injuries appeared and now it seems that he is recovering his best version.