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Djokovic destroys Pouille to set up Nadal showdown

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By ITN News Editor January 26, 2019 13:07

Djokovic destroys Pouille to set up Nadal showdown

A rampant Novak Djokovic completed a stunning 6-0 6-2 6-2 demolition of Lucas Pouille to storm into his seventh Australian Open final and set up a mouthwatering title match with Rafael Nadal.The six-times champion was at his devastating best in the one hour and 23 minute procession as he gave the hapless French player a brutal lesson in Grand Slam tennis and extended his perfect semi-finals record to 7-0 at Melbourne Park.Attacking the lines with machine-like precision, Serbia’s Djokovic broke the 28th-seeded Frenchman seven times yet never looked in danger of conceding a break point.

Top seed Djokovic claimed the match on the second match point when Pouille netted and the Serb will face Nadal in search of a record seventh title in Melbourne.At last year’s tournament, Djokovic had just returned after six months out with an elbow injury. Speaking to on-court interviewer Jim Courier he said a year ago it would have seemed highly unlikely he could have reached the 2019 final.Earlier, unseeded pair Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai defeated second seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-4 to claim the women’s doubles title.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 26, 2019 13:07

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