Australian Open Best Bets - Day 12: Djokovic vs. Pouille
The dream final we all want to see is just one step away as Novak Djokovic faces Lucas Pouille for a chance to keep his shot at history alive.
All eyes will be on Rod Laver Arena Friday night as Novak Djokovic meets Lucas Pouille to decide who will face Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open Final. Djokovic is looking to reach his record-equalling 7th decider at Melbourne Park where he has a 6-0 record while Pouille has had a breakthrough tournament in reaching his first ever Grand-Slam semi after back-to-back quarterfinal appearances in 2016 at Wimbledon and the US Open.
Pouille has only defeated two seeded players on his way through to final four in Borna Coric and Milos Raonic in his last match - an opponent he had never previously won a set against in three attempts.
These two have never met previously and the job will be made more difficult for Pouille who will face a refreshed Djokovic after spending less than an hour on court against Kei Nishikori in his quarterfinal after the Japanese star retired on the brink of going down two sets to love.
It’s hard to see the 24-year-old troubling the king of Melbourne Park and we expect Djokovic to setup a mouth-watering final on Sunday night.
Key Stat: Novak Djokovic has won his last 19 Grand Slam matches.