If anybody can benefit from a broken Novak Djokovic, it is Alex de Minaur.
That is the shape information in accordance with Mark Petchey who believes the Australia’s roadrunner-like type could possibly be too fast for the Serbian.
Djokovic is the odds-on favorite heading into the fourth spherical match, regardless of nursing a hard hamstring.
The niggle reared its head in his most up-to-date match in opposition to Grigor Dimitrov, though it appeared to be no hassle after some consideration was given to it after the primary set.
Talking on Grand Slam Every day, Petchey tipped de Minaur to be a contender if he makes Djokovic work more durable than common.
“It is big, it is completely huge,” mentioned Petchey of de Minaur’s possibilities.
“He additionally is aware of that Novac is carrying a little bit of an issue down the opposite finish and that type of feeds into the way in which Alex performs this recreation; he likes to run.
“He is the last word street runner. He is not a man that is going to over energy you with tempo, however he’s going to maintain you in lengthy rallies.
“From that standpoint, I like his possibilities if Novak does not bounce again effectively from the match in opposition to Dimitrov.
“If Alex can go on the market and put an hour on the clock within the opening set, I feel that is going to carry him in good stead.”
De Minaur and Djokovic go head-to-head on Rod Laver Enviornment tonight.