Novak Djokovic confirms he was not impressed with De Minaur’s comments about him

Novak Djokovic And Alex De Minaur

Alex de Minaur has received a surprising sharp rebuke from Novak Djokovic after the Serbian defeated the Australian in their fourth-round matchup on Monday. In two hours and six minutes, Djokovic destroyed de Minaur at Melbourne Park, proving that he is a force to be reckoned with.

Djokovic defeated the No. 22 seed in five games or less to advance to the round of eight and advance his quest for a record-tying 10th Melbourne title and 22nd major championship overall.

In his post-match on-court interview, Djokovic delivered a harsh comment about de Minaur. He was more direct in his post-match news conference with the media. Before the 2022 Open, a journalist had baited him with a question about remarks de Minaur had made during the Serbian’s deportation incident.

Djokovic replied: “I don’t have any relationship with him. I respect him as a rival, a colleague, as I respect everyone. I have no problem contacting him, congratulating him, etc. But I don’t have any other relationship. I don’t have any communication with him. He showed in 2022 what he thinks about me.”

last year during the deportation saga Alex De Minaur was extremely vocal criticizing Novak Djokovic, saying that he has “taken a lot of spotlight away from us competitors.”

Djokovic at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023

Novak Djokovic

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35 year old
2023 Highlights

Now the world no.5, the Serbian has managed to achieve a composed 9-0 win-loss record in 2023. Novak is currently having a run at the Australian Open where he bested the world no.75 Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3 6-4 6-0, the world no.191 Enzo Couacaud 6-1 6-75 6-2 6-0, the world no.28 Grigor Dimitrov 7-67 6-3 6-4 and the world no.24 Alex De Minaur 6-2 6-1 6-2.

Novak Djokovic will take on the world no.6 Andrey Rublev in the quarter on Wednesday at 7:30 pm on Rod Laver Arena. Their actual head to head record is 2-1 for Djokovic.

Novak has won 1 title in 2023 in Adelaide.

Novak won 92 titles in his career: 49 on hard courts, 18 on clay courts, 17 on indoor courts and 8 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

Australian Open
Djokovic's Record

Alex De Minaur in 2023

Alex De Minaur

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23 year old
2023 Highlights

Now ranked no.24, De Minaur played his last match on the 23rd of January when he lost to world no.5 Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-1 6-2 in the 4th round of the Australian Open (draw).

This year the Australian owns a compiled 4-2 record.

De Minaur will compete next in Rotterdam (ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 13th of February.

De Minaur
Australian Open
De Minaur's Record

Novak Djokovic and Alex De Minaur faced off only on 1 occasion. Their record is 1-0 for Djokovic. When they played, Novak Djokovic won 6-2 6-1 6-2 in the 4th round in Melbourne (Australian Open) on the 23rd of January 2023.

In the following video you can watch the highlights.

Novak Djokovic and Alex De Minaur

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