Novak Djokovic had no mercy for Australia’s Alex de Minaur in their fourth-round Australian Open clash – leaving the tennis world stunned, and the Demon heartbroken.
De Minaur was captured sadly pedalling an exercise bike for his post-match cooldown and receiving a hug from girlfriend Katie Boulter after the 6-2 6-1 6-2 loss on Monday night.
For Djokovic, it was the exact type of easy match he needed, lasting just two hours – and most importantly, his injured hamstring wasn’t even an issue.
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“I didn’t feel anything today. Today was great,” Djokovic said on-court after the match.
“I thank my medical team, my physio. Thank God anybody that really helped me. Yeah, I keep on going obviously.
“I don’t want to celebrate too…