Novak Djokovic suffered an harm scare earlier than easing to victory over Daniil Medvedev within the semi-finals of the Adelaide International.
The Serbian took a medical timeout in the course of the first set due to tightness in his left hamstring however was capable of proceed and didn’t drop his serve throughout a 6-3 6-4 victory over certainly one of his greatest rivals.
With simply over every week to go till the Australian Open, the place Djokovic will chase a tenth title, the 35-year-old is not going to need to take any probabilities.
Speaking in an on-court interview, Djokovic, who has not misplaced a match in Australia since 2018, mentioned: “Thankfully it was nothing too serious. If it was, I wouldn’t be able to continue. I just tried with a medical timeout, some anti-inflammatories and it kind of settled in.
“For a few games I was just trying to keep the momentum going and don’t allow him to break my serve. I think that was the key, that eventually I would get a chance.
“I think the longer the match went, the more my hamstring was warmer and bothering me less. Hopefully for tomorrow it will be all fine.”
Providing Djokovic is match, he’ll tackle Sebastian Korda within the closing after the American benefited from the retirement of opponent Yoshihito Nishioka early within the second set due to a hip harm.
There is assured to be a British winner of the doubles title after Jamie Murray and his new companion Michael Venus arrange a conflict in opposition to Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara.