'Novak Djokovic will always be...', says ATP legend

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'Novak Djokovic will always be...', says ATP legend

The men's semifinals of the Australian Open 2023 have been outlined, both scheduled for Friday. Stefanos Tsitsipas and Karen Khachanov will face each other first, then it will be Novak Djokovic's turn against Tommy Paul. The Greek is the favorite in the first semifinal, having always played well at Melbourne Park and being able to count on a wide range of solutions.

In the other semifinal, Paul will need a real feat to prevent Nole from reaching the last act. The former world number 1 seems to have definitively recovered from the problem with his left hamstring that had conditioned him in the first three rounds.

The Serbian phenomenon has asphalted Alex De Minaur and Andrey Rublev, revealing a truly excellent physical condition and sending a clear message to all his rivals. The man to beat is always Nole, especially on the Rod Laver Arena.

The 35-year-old from Belgrade is hunting for his tenth AO seal, which would also allow him to return to the top of the ATP ranking. Speaking to Eurosport, John Mcenroe showed that he has clear ideas on what the men's final will be.

John McEnroe on the AO

John McEnroe, one of the experts from Eurosport, a channel that exclusively broadcasts the Australian Open 2023 through its coverage both online and on television, attends us to talk about what is happening in a tournament where we do not stop seeing a surprise behind another.

For the tennis player, despite all this, Novak Djokovic is still a favourite. “Tsitsipas has options and it could make life difficult for him in the final, but Novak will always be the favourite. We keep seeing surprises in this edition and I wouldn't be surprised if a player who isn't a favorite ends up winning the tournament.

This is the most balanced slam I can remember in years. It is being the Grand Slam of surprises”, he points out to us. In his post-match press conference, Djokovic said that he's super pleased with his performance this fortnight, especially in the last two rounds: "With this kind of game, of course the confidence level rises, considering, as you mentioned, the circumstances.

I feel good on the court, better and better as the tournament progresses. I've been in this situation in so many times in my life, in my career, never lost a semifinals in Australian Open. Hopefully that will stay the same. I don't think that I lack determination.

I always try to give my best, particularly in Grand Slams, because at this stage of my career those are the tournaments that count the most, of course."

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