Novak Djokovic can take a step closer to equalling Rafael Nadal’s men’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles when he faces Andrey Rublev tonight (7.30pm AEDT) for a place in the Australian Open semi-finals.
The 35-year-old Serb is hot favourite to win a 10th Melbourne crown and with his hamstring seemingly recovered he will take some stopping.
He called his three-set mauling of Australian 22nd seed Alex de Minaur on Monday his best match of the year so far.
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“Tonight, the way I played, the way I felt, gives me reason now to believe that I can go all the way,” he warned afterwards.
Djokovic is the only man left in a depleted draw to have won a Grand Slam before.
But even with his left…