Novak Djokovic becomes just second man in history to reach 300 grand slam wins
Djokovic told reporters after the win, “Mentally I think you have to accept that I came into this match that I would probably feel the pain in every way.” He said, “But the pain level was very low, so I could really play and there was a little bit going on during the match.
“But I somehow managed to find a way and win and that’s what matters the most. Now I’ve got another 40 hours or something until the next match, which is great about the Grand Slam.
“The medical team told me it’s a gamble while in court. It can cause a lot of damage, but it can go in a good direction. I won’t know until I stop taking painkillers Tax, they are one of a kind. ” Hide everything that is happening. I’ll take time later. “
Roger Federer is the only man to reach the 300 victory mark in the first Grand Slam, sitting in front at 362. Rafael Nadal is third on 285.
This is the 12th time in the last 14 years that Djokovic has reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and the eight-time champion is Alex Zverev of Germany.
Third-seeded Dominic Thiem had a surprise defeat on Friday, giving a tough fight to Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. The Austrian, who won his first Grand Slam title at last year’s US Open, made a two-set comeback against home favorite Nick Kyrgios on Friday, but it appeared that the five-set epic left him physically and mentally drained Had given.
Dimitrov will surprise Russia’s Aslan Karatsev for a place in the final four.