Novak Djokovic will bid for a 44th grand slam semi-final when he takes on fifth seed Andrey Rublev at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday night.
Djokovic – fresh off a straight-sets demolition of Australian Alex de Minaur – holds a 2-1 record against the Russian and is chasing his 39th consecutive win in Australia and a 10th major in Melbourne.
Rublev will be appearing in his sixth grand slam quarterfinal but is yet to make a semi-final.
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“I know that Novak is a very tough player to beat, especially on the slams,” Rublev told reporters ahead of the match.
“He has the best experience to win these kind of matches. He‘s one of the best in history.
“The only chance I have is if I play…