Novak Djokovic will look to continue his dominant run at the 2013 Australian Open when he faces the dangerous Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round tonight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 9:00pm AEDT.
Both Djokovic and Wawrinka are yet to drop a set in the Australian Open thus far but it is the Serb that will be heavily favoured to progress to the quarter-finals tonight.
Djokovic has a dominant 11-2 winning record against Wawrinka and is also on a 17 match winning streak at the Australian Open.
The world no. 1 is in fine form and it will take Wawrinka’s best and then some, to end Djokovic’s campaign down under.
Wawrinka possesses one of the best single handed backhand shots on the ATP tour and it will need to be used to great effect tonight.
Anything short from Djokovic must be put away by Wawrinka if he is any chance of sticking with the Serb.
Wawrinka may also opt to play his slice backhand consistently tonight, given that it is a shot that can draw several unforced errors from Djokovic’s racquet in tight moments.
If he can execute the preceding plays well, then Wawrinka has the potential to provide Djokovic with his toughest challenge in the tournament thus far.
Djokovic though remains several classes above Wawrinka and should be expected to progress in three tight sets.
Djokovic in straight sets.