In Melbourne, Australia, Novak Djokovic, the 10-time champion, is unparalleled when it comes to this stage of the Australian Open.

On each occasion that he has emerged victorious in a quarterfinal at Melbourne Park, such as against Taylor Fritz on Tuesday, Novak Djokovic has subsequently clinched the title.

His semifinal opponent often faces formidable odds, and this holds particularly true for the fourth-seeded Jannik Sinner. Sinner secured his quarterfinal victory over the fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev, with the match commencing at 10:42 p.m. and concluding at 1:21 a.m. on Wednesday.

Fill in somDjokovic advanced to his 48th Grand Slam semifinal, setting a record extension, after defeating Fritz 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in a match that lasted 3¾ hours.e text

Their match commenced later in the sweltering afternoon due to the preceding victory of US Open champion Coco Gauff over Marta Kostyuk, which extended for more than three hours.

During an on-court interview with Australian player Nick Kyrgios, who has been out due to a prolonged injury, Djokovic humorously mentioned grabbing popcorn and tuning in to watch Sinner vs. Rublev on late-night TV.

Subsequently, Djokovic mentioned that Sinner's late conclusion would not be a determining factor in the semifinals on Friday.

"What sort of benefit will I gain?

We've got a couple of days.

"It doesn't appear to be a significant advantage from my perspective," he remarked. "There's ample time for the winner of tonight's match to recuperate."