Djokovic: Pouille deserves top-10 spot

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Djokovic committed only five unforced errors during the 82 minute annihilation on Rod Laver Arena. Didn't miss much. nearly couldn't, really.

There's also discussion about Nishikori's injury-enforced retirement against Djokovic, another impressive win for Naomi Osaka, and predictions for Rafael Nadal v Stefanos Tsitsipas. "It's a job that you have to travel a lot to be able to do it in the proper way, so I think that's also what makes it pretty hard".

"Feels great. This has been my most successful Grand Slam throughout my career", Djokovic said.

"I think she's bringing a lot of confidence to my game, to my personality, to my state of mind", he said afterward.

This was as good as he gets. Pouille must continue to serve well and play the aggressive style of tennis that has held him in good stead this past fortnight.

Djokovic will face second seed Nadal in a 53rd career meeting and eighth in the final of a Slam. Tsitsipas knocked out Roger Federer. He was telling me about Spiderman.

Djokovic made that look pedestrian, allowing Pouille only four games and taking 23 minutes less to reach his first Melbourne final since 2016, when he won his sixth title. "But it's once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I hope the result will be the same for me".

Given how well both men are playing at the moment, this showdown shapes up as another potential classic. Here we go. We'll see.

But the Serb has not been flawless either as he has dropped two sets in the tournament but on each occasion, he has come back with added bite and gave his oppositions little breathing space.

Djokovic said: "It's definitely one of the best matches I ever had on this court".

This was Djokovic's 34th Grand Slam semifinal and he's now won his last 10.

The Frenchman, who changed his coaching team in 2018, has since been coached by former women's grand slam victor Amelie Mauresmo. "Everyone tries to get their hands on one of the four biggest titles in sport, but Australia has been really kind to me".

Where can I stream Novak Djokovic vs Lucas Pouille in the United Kingdom? "I couldn't put a strategy in place".

"Maybe it's the fact they have children and then they have to leave the children", said Mauresmo, who brought her two children with her to Melbourne.

"It was hard to do that but somehow I managed it", a smiling Djokovic said.

If not winning a point with a first serve immediately, Djokovic was quickly behind it, ready to smack a victor with his second shot. In the victory, Djokovic won 85 percent of his first serve points and 89 percent of his second serve points.

The Greek saved them all with a sparkling serve-volley assault before thrashing an ace into the corner to hold.

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Soon after, he had surgery. "I haven't played bad myself the last couple matches".

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