Novak Djokovic has cruised through to the Australian Open men’s final without having played a single day session match — something that may have never happened before.
The special treatment for the nine-time champion has gone overlooked as he made his run into Sunday night’s showdown with Stefanos Tsitsipas having dropped just one set.
The 35-year-old has been a force to be reckoned with at Melbourne Park and is yet to lose a match in 2023.
Djokovic will return to the No. 1 ranking if he is able to triumph against Tsitsipas. He has won their last nine matches.
The Serbian has humbled every so-called “next-gen” opponent he has faced this tournament with Tommy Paul, No. 5 seed Andrey Rublev, Aussie Alex de Minaur and even 31-year-old Grigor Dimitrov all failing to take a set.
Clearly needing every card possible to fall their way in order to challenge the 21-time grand slam…