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'This is the best I have felt, I have no pain,' says Novak Djokovic after semi-final win

Novak Djokovic roar Australian Open

Novak Djokovic is into yet another Australian Open final after a fine 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Aslan Karatsev in the semi-finals.

Karatsev, the world number 114 who had to qualify for the main draw, gave a good account of himself and offered Djokovic genuine resistance in the second set.

However, he was ultimately no match for Djokovic, who will now get the chance to win his ninth Australian Open final and 18th Grand Slam.

And, after the match, Djokovic confirmed he now feels over his injury problems.

"The is the best I have felt in the entire tournament. I could swing through the ball. No pain. I am thrilled to feel this way.

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"I have two days now. I will talk to the team and evaluate. I will definitely train one of the two days, most like Saturday.

"Recovery is the priority. I am feeling the ball well. I have had enough match play."

On his opponent Karatsev and his journey, Djokovic said: "We need to give him a huge congratulations.

I didn't think it would happen in the history of tennis. Well done to him, played a great tournament."

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