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Aussie star John Millman says Novak Djokovic will not be affected by the continuing noise surrounding his father being filmed and photographed with pro-Putin followers exterior Melbourne Park.
Talking on 9’s In the present day on Friday morning, Millman mentioned most different gamers could be rattled, however Novak was “a special beast”.
“He appears unstoppable proper now – he’s a person on a mission and that mission is to elevate some silverware on Sunday,” he mentioned.
Millman mentioned Tommy Paul could be little greater than a speedbump on Djokovic’s run to a tenth Australian Open title.
“Novak is enjoying tennis from a special planet proper now. Tommy Paul has made a extremely good run into that semi ultimate, however Novak is unstoppable in the intervening time.
“I believed early on that that hamstring could be a little bit of an issue, the final two matches I’ve watched intently … he appears good.”
Millman mentioned whereas he felt one finalist was roughly locked in, the opposite was much more open – even when the gang might be partisan.
“Across the grounds lots of people have already put Tsitsipas into that ultimate, however Khachanov is an effective participant. He performs a giant model of tennis,” he mentioned.
“You solely need to forged your thoughts again to the 2022 US Open – he was the person who beat Kyrgios in that actually good match.
“I nonetheless suppose Stef is the favorite getting in, and I feel he can do it, and the massive motive being is that this Greek crowd.
“They arrive of their droves to cheer on their hero and he feeds off that. He will get so excited and loves that environment. Will probably be nice to see him get by way of.”