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Australian Open: Djokovic, Wawrinka set up blockbuster semifinal clash

Australian Open: Djokovic, Wawrinka set up blockbuster semifinal clash

by Khelnama News Desk | Tennis | 29th Jan 2015

Four-time Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic says he will enter his semi-final clash against defending champion Stan Wawrinka after playing his "best match of the tournament".

Djokovic has a fifth title in sight after moving into the last four with a clinical victory over Milos Raonic on Wednesday night.

The world number one did not face a single break point as he outclassed the Canadian eighth seed on Rod Laver Arena 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-2.

Djokovic and Wawrinka have had some memorable encounters at Melbourne Park.

Two years ago the Serb denied Wawrinka 12-10 in the fifth set of their fourth-round meeting en route to his third consecutive Melbourne Park title, but last year the Swiss got revenge with a 9-7 fifth-set victory in the quarter-finals before going on to win his first grand slam.

At the 2013 US Open they also battled into the fifth set before Djokovic triumphed.

Djokovic said he felt confident after improving in each match through the tournament.

The 27-year-old boasts stunning statistics of not dropping a set and only his service game once so far.

"Knowing that I have raised the level of performance, and probably playing the best match of the tournament so far is affecting my confidence in a positive way," Djokovic said.

"Obviously I'm going to play Stan, who is the defending champion here.

"We played five-set matches in 2013 and '14 Australian Open.

"I'm going to be ready for a fight."

Djokovic withstood Raonic's barrage of blistering serves - reaching up to 229 kph - as he turned defence into offence with an imposing all-court display.

While he does not have the pace of Raonic, Djokovic was unstoppable on serve, winning a stunning 89 per cent of points on his first serve.