Novak Djokovic has delivered a classy tribute to former rival Roger Federer after the world No.4’s barnstorming quarterfinal win over Andrey Rublev.
Djokovic needed little over two hours to defeat Rublev on Rod Laver Arena, sealing his spot in the Australian Open semi-finals for the 10th time in his career as he aims for his 10th title at Melbourne Park.
The 21-time grand slam champion will now face Tommy Paul for a spot in the final, with Paul contesting his first major semi-final.
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‘Took me 10 f***** years to get over it’ | 01:53
In his post-match interview with Jim Courier, Djokovic was asked about his first major semi-final, which he won at the 2007 US Open before losing in the final to Federer.
As Djokovic mentioned Federer,…