Novak Djokovic, with his leg taped, on his way to beating Frenchman Enzo Couacauo.Credit:Getty Images
The nine-time champion ultimately progressed with a 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-0 victory to set up a third-round clash against three-time major semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov.
But it is clear there is an issue. Paul McNamee noted after his opening-round win Djokovic is shortening points as a result of his hamstring and this was also evident against Couacaud.
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G’day everyone. It’s Roy Ward here and I’ll be taking you through the day six early session today as we almost reach halfway at the 2023 Australian Open.
We have some bumper men’s matches today with favourite Novak Djokovic on court, Andy Murray playing again after his 4am finish earlier this week and two Aussie young guns in Alex de Minaur and Alexei Popyrin.
Places in the fourth round await the winners today so there is plenty at stake.
Play starts at 11am AEDT and will run until late tonight, please feel free to leave a comment on the blog at anytime and enjoy the day to come.
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