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Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul Preview, Predictions & Tips - Djokovic to show no mercy at the Australian Open

26 Jan 2023
John Eastwood 26 Jan 2023
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  • Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul preview, predictions & tips
  • The Australian Open semi-final is being played on Friday (08:30 GMT)
  • Djokovic has won his last 26 matches at the Australian Open
  • Can Paul win a set against the 9 time champion in Melbourne?
  • Watch tennis online with bet365 live streaming
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Novak Djokovic has won 29 of his last 30 matches (Getty)

Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul Predictions


Novak Djokovic has hit top form at the right time with a 10th title at the Australian Open looking likely. Tommy Paul is not expected to threaten the 21-time Grand Slam champion in his favourite event.
  • Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul Predictions
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  • Head to Head
  • Novak Djokovic Stats
  • Novak Djokovic Form
  • Tommy Paul Stats
  • Tommy Paul Form
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Stats


  • Novak Djokovic has won 29 of his last 30 matches.
  • Novak Djokovic has won his last 26 matches at the Australian Open.
  • Novak Djokovic has won in straight sets in 11 of his last 13 matches.

Head to Head


This will be the first match between Novak Djokovic and Tommy Paul.

Novak Djokovic Stats


Nationality: Serbia
Age: 35 (22 May 1987)
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 5
Career High: 1 (July 2011)
Career Singles Titles: 92
2023 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 21 (9 Australian Open, 2 French Open, 7 Wimbledon, 3 US Open)
Australian Open Best Result: Winner (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Novak Djokovic Form


Novak Djokovic started the year by winning the Adelaide International, defeating Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-4 in the semi-finals and outlasting Sebastian Korda 6-7 7-6 6-4 in the final.

The Serbian beat Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3 6-4 6-0 in the Australian Open first round. He then dispatched Enzo Couacaud 6-1 6-7 6-2 6-0 and Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 6-3 6-4.

Djokovic has stepped on the gas since then, destroying Alex De Minaur 6-2 6-1 6-2 and Andrey Rublev 6-1 6-2 6-4.

Tommy Paul Stats


Nationality: United States
Age: 25 (17 May 1997)
Height: 6'1" (185cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 35
Career High: 28 (September 2022)
Career Singles Titles: 1
2023 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: Third Round (2020)

Tommy Paul Form


Tommy Paul started the year in Adelaide, beating Christopher OConnell 6-4 7-5 before a 6-4 6-4 second round defeat to Jack Draper.

The 25-year-old beat Jan Lennard Struff 6-1 7-6 6-2 in the Australian Open first round before a tough 6-2 2-6 6-7 6-3 6-4 victory against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Paul got past Jenson Brooksby 6-1 6-4 6-3 before overcoming Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-5 in the fourth round, winning 56% of his 2nd serves and saving 8/10 break points.

The American beat World No.89 Ben Shelton 7-6 6-3 5-7 6-4 in the quarter-finals, winning 68% of his 2nd serves and saving 2/4 break points.

Live Stream


Watch Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul in the Australian Open semi-final on Friday 27 January 2023 (scheduled start 08:30 GMT).

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Verdict

Novak Djokovic is in top form with a 10th Australian Open title looking likely. Tommy Paul is not expected to win a set against the 21-time Grand Slam champion.

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