Novak Djokovic came into his fourth-round Australian Open clash nursing a hamstring injury that he said left him a match-by-match proposition to continue in the tournament.
But yet another win, his 38th consecutive on Australian soil, and in dominant fashion left opponent Alex de Minaur wondering exactly how hurt the nine-time champion was.
Djokovic suffered the current issue during the semi-finals of the Adelaide International 1 earlier this month, but played and won a three-setter against Australian Open quarter-finalist Seb Korda 24 hours later.
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The Serb has been accused in the past of exaggerating injuries. Most recently, he spoke often about an abdominal tear suffered early in the 2021 Australian Open – though he cruised to…