Australian Open live in the ticker: Djokovic fights with Rublev for the semis – American duel between Shelton and Paul

The Australian Open quarter-finals in Melbourne are the next round: Novak Djokovic meets Andrey Rublev in the night session. Which superstar buys the ticket for the semi-final?

So far, the Serb has not only had to fight against his opponents in a few games, but also against his injured thigh. Djokovic again comfortably won his round of 16 against Alex de Minaur 6:2, 6:1, 6:2.

Rublev again had to go through five sets against Holger Rune (Denmark). In the end, this match was 6:3, 3:6, 6:3, 4:6, 7:6 (11:9).

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There were also two women’s quarter-finals on the German evening: Karolina Pliskova lost to Magda Linette (3:6, 5:7) and Aryna Sabalenka beat Donna Vekic (6:3, 6:2). Ben Shelton and Tommy Paul also played a place in the semi-finals in the American duel. Paul had the best ending for himself (7:6 (8:6), 6:3, 5:7, 6:4).

Here is the night session in the live ticker.

All matches of the day at a glance:

  • M. Linette (POL) – K. Pliskova (CZE/30) 6:3, 7:5
  • A. Sabalenka (—/5) – D. Vekic (CRO) 6:3, 6:2
  • T Paul (USA) – B Shelton (USA) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
  • LIVE: N Djokovic (SRB/4) – A Rublev (—/5) 6:1, 6:2, 5:3

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Andrei Rublev – Novak Djokovic

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11:44 a.m. – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 5-3

Djokovic serves well and is currently playing almost perfectly. The 35-year-old also wins the next service game. This means Rublev must defend his next serve to stay in the game.

11:40 am – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 4-3

The Serb once again nails his serve with confidence. When it comes to the ball to make it 4-2, he sometimes has the edge of the net on his side. Despite the seemingly hopeless situation, Rublev hasn’t given up yet. He counters it well and wins the game with a powerful smash and an ace.

11:33 am – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 3-2

Djokovic doesn’t let anything burn. With another ace, the Serb wins the game 3:1. Rublev still has to catch up. Djokovic tries to build up the pressure, but the Russian doesn’t let the service game be taken away from him. He is still pursuing the rebreak.

Tense phase: Djokovic shouts everything – Rublev rages

11:26 a.m. – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 2-1

Djokovic then easily wins his subsequent service game. Rublev is unlikely to get returns. The Russian also has to fight a bit on his own serve and has another break chance against him. But in the end Rublev can secure the game at 1:2. So at least he’s listening.

11:19 a.m. – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 1-0

Rublev also opens set number three and is immediately under pressure. Djokovic wins two breakballs, but the Russian can initially fend them off with brave punches. Rublev then makes two blunders at the net and the Serb gets the immediate break. It couldn’t have started worse for Rublev.

11:11 am – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 6-2

The Serb is under pressure when he serves, Rublev gets away with it aggressively with the courage of desperation. It’s more than a start and there’s even a chance of a break for the Russian. Djokovic counters and pushes him away with an ingenious backhand. It goes back and forth for a few minutes, but then the Serb gets the game and the set.

11:02 am – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 5-2

Rublev now makes too many mistakes. He serves well at first, but then double faults on a breakball against himself. That should have been the preliminary decision in the second set as well. Djokovic serves immediately to win the set.

10:58 a.m. – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 4-2

Everything is going according to plan for the 21-time Grand Slam winner. Only the wind puts sticks in the wheels for the Serbs. In the arena, there are always gusts that can take the ball with them. Djokovic is ‘not amused’ about it. The Serb then also has breakballs against him, but can fend them off spectacularly. The game finally returns to Djokovic.

10:48 a.m. – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 3-2

Djokovic is now shifting into high gear. He forces Rublev to make some mistakes on his own serve and wins three break points. The Serb puts the pressure on and his opponent then hits a backhand into the net. So it’s the next break for Djokovic!

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10:44 am – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 2-2

Rublev takes the lead with a safe serve. Djokovic – despite the header – doesn’t seem happy with his game. He roars angrily towards his box. The following service game becomes very clear again. The Serb keeps his serve clean for the first time in this match.

10:38 am – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1, 1-1

Rublev starts in the second set with a sovereign service game. Djokovic is still fully in the game, the two can handle the windy conditions in the Rod Laver Arena well. Rublev now manages to get closer to the debut. The Serb replied with two big service winners. Rublev’s mini chance is over, Djokovic wins the serve.

10:28 a.m. – Djokovic – Rublev 6-1

Now Djokovic also falters briefly. The Serb suddenly has the first break chance against him, but is able to avoid it with a forced error from Rublev. After another double fault, the Russian gets the next chance, which Djokovic also fends off. With a nice backhand pass, he gets the ball stopped. And he does it perfectly!

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10:22 a.m. – Djokovic – Rublev 5-1

The longtime number one seems to have arrived in the game. With an ace, Djokovic also wins the next service game. Rublev’s turn. And the Russian falters again, he can fend off four more break chances. Djokovic then uses breakball number five. He forces Rublev to make a backhand error and goes 5-1 in front. He probably won’t let it take him anymore.

10:08 am – Djokovic – Rublev 3-1

Djokovic continues with a sovereign service game, even if a double fault creeps in again. The Serb takes the game with a big winning cross forehand. Rublev is also better in the game. He serves well, but Djokovic counters him and gets the next break chance. Then Rublev plays a double fault! There is the first break for the Serb.

9:58 a.m. Djokovic 1-1 Rublev

Rublev then also starts on a double fault, but after a longer rally (25 shots!) the two come into play better and better. Rublev tries to get his opponent to run early. He does it very well too. But Djokovic follows suit. He earns his break chance, but Rublev deftly fends it off with a forehand winner. In the end, the service goes to the Russians.

09:51 – Djokovic – Rublev 1-0

Djokovic won the toss and decided to serve. The Serb opens the quarter-finals against Rublev. Djokovic starts the match with a double fault. After that, however, he does well. The longtime number one serves well after the opening error and wins the game 1-0.

9:40 – Djokovic – Rublev -:-

Rublev is the first to enter the arena. Djokovic, who has won the Australian Open nine times, follows a little later. The jubilation of the Serbs is then also much stronger. Djokovic’s sick left thigh is bandaged as in previous matches. During his round of 16 against Alex de Minaur, the injury did not bother him according to his own words. how will it be today

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9:35 am – The last duel of the day

At the Rod Laver Arena, everyone is waiting for Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev to fight for the last place in the semi-finals. The Russian is already waiting in the catacombs of the arena. Djokovic makes him wait a bit. It starts in a few minutes.

INFO – Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to day ten of the Australian Open in Melbourne. Katharina Wiedenmann accompanies the match between Novak Djokovic (#4) and Andrey Rublev (#5) in the Rod Laver Arena from 9.30am here in the live ticker. Have fun!

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