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Novak Djokovic insists he is fit and fresh to face his old friend and foe Andy Murray in the semifinal of the Australian Open. One must take him at his word but, from a close-up seat on Rod Laver Arena, it looked as if the world No. 1 was suffering big-time as he beat David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6, 6-1.
Earlier Murray had beaten Kei Nishikori, the first Japanese player to reach the quarterfinals...
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The television networks employ former athletes as analysts because of the uncommon insight they can offer from having been there. Those ex-athletes will, on occasion, uphold their end of the bargain by informing us of something we might not have known or understood without the benefit of their perspective. But just as often, we get banality, cliches...
Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat fifth-ranked David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Wednesday night to complete an Australian Open semifinal lineup featuring the top four men in tennis.
With Novak Djokovic clutching his leg and struggling to breathe, it looked like the "Big 4" semifinal lineup at the Australian Open might not come together.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open quarterfinals for the fifth straight year with a 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt on Monday night.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic beat fifth-ranked David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Wednesday night to complete an Australian Open semifinal lineup featuring the top four men in tennis.