Alex de Minaur: I’m going to take it to Novak Djokovic, not focused on his injury


Alex de Minaur is looking forward to playing a champion like Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open and insists he will focus on his game rather than on the Serb’s injury.

De Minaur, who defeated Benjamin Bonzi in the Australian Open third round, is set to battle Djokovic in the round-of-16 as he is now a win away from reaching his first Australian Open quarterfinal. 

“These are the matches you want to be playing. You don’t want a walkover into the final of a Grand Slam. You want to be playing the best in the world. That’s what I’ve got. I’m going to probably have the best in the world in front of me, and I’m ready for the battle. I want to take it to them and show them what I’m made of, you know, in the biggest of stages and just test myself out there and really take it to them,” de Minaur said of facing Djokovic, per Sportskeeda.

De Minaur not focused on Djokovic’s injury

Djokovic contracted a hamstring injury before the Australian Open and that injury has been causing him pain and discomfort throughout the tournament so far.

Even though Djokovic is evidently not at his best, de Minaur insists he is not focusing too much on that as he wants to go out and earn victory over the Serb.

“I’m not going to read into too much of that injury. Ultimately, he’s one of the best players in the world, and I’m just going to have to take it to him and not shy away from the occasion,” de Minaur added.

Interestingly, de Minaur and Djokovic have never played before against each other.

So far at this year’s Australian Open, de Minaur has dropped just one set in three matches played.

On the other side, Djokovic has lost just one set but it hasn’t been easy for him with a hamstring injury.

De Minaur is having a promising Australian Open and it remains to be seen if he can now stun Djokovic.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login