Novak Djokovic made the dream semifinals at the ATP tournament in Adelaide perfect. The 35-year-old Serb won against Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6: 3, 6: 4 and was in good shape about a week before the start of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

    Djokovic, for whom it was the 100th success in Australia in his career, now meets Daniil Medvedev (26) in the fight for the final on Saturday.

    The Russian had previously clearly prevailed against his compatriot Karen Khachanov 6: 3, 6: 3. In the other semi-final, American Sebastian Korda and Yoshihito Nishioka from Japan face off.

    It’s a special return to Australia for Djokovic. A year ago, the long-standing number one in the tennis world had to leave the country before his first game at the Australian Open because of his lack of vaccination against the corona virus.

    His visa had previously been canceled and an entry ban of three years imposed. The entry ban has now been lifted by the Australian authorities. “It’s great to be back in Australia,” the Serb said after his arrival last week.