Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev live: Australian Open 2023 quarterfinal score and latest updates

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Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of the Australian Open Men’s Fourth Quarterfinal, as Novak Djokovic takes on number five seed Andrey Rublev at Rod Laver Arena.

Djokovic already holds the record for most Australian Open wins, but has his sights set on a statement-making tenth win, having come through the draw to banish soured memories of last year’s deportation spectacle. His blistering 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory over home favorite Alex De Minaur heading into today’s match makes him the most likely contender, and although there were doubts about his fitness early on, Djokovic finished the match with heavy bands on his left thigh – he said in his court interview after beating De Minaur that he felt ‘great’.

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“I didn’t feel anything today,” said Djokovic. “Today was great. I keep going, I don’t want to celebrate too early. I felt really good in the first game, the second not so great, so I know things can change very quickly, I don’t take anything for granted.”

At a later Serbian press conference, he denounced those who doubted whether he was rightly injured, adding that he was the only player to be subjected to such rumours.

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“Only my injuries are questioned. If some other players are injured, then they are the victims, but if I am, I pretend. It’s very interesting… I don’t feel like I have to prove anything .” everybody.”

Rublev too has had a confident journey in Melbourne so far, his biggest test coming in his fourth round match against Holger Rune, going to five sets, but Rublev took victory on time, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (tiebreak 11-9).

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The Russian player, who is only one place below Djokovic this year, has beaten Djokovic once in the previous three meetings.

Stick with us as we bring you all the set up for the first service at approximately 8.30am UK time.

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