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Alex De Minaur has led Team Australia to a whitewash win over Novak Djokovic and Team Serbia in the United Cup Quarter Finals.

De Minaur had the most difficult task, as he attempted to topple the 24-time major winner less than a year after being soundly beaten by him at the 2023 Australian Open in straight sets.

This match was different, as the Australian dominated from the opening point. The Demon won a staggering 95% of first serve points and did not face a break point.

Djokovic was not 100% throughout the match, as he took a medical timeout for what seemed to be another problem with his wrist, something he knows all too well.

The 10-time Australian Open winner remained positive about his health for the Australian Open in the post-match presser. 

“I think I'll be okay, to be honest. I have plenty of time; I think enough time to get myself in the right shape for the Australian Open." Djokovic said.

Nothing can be taken away from De Minaur however, as the 6-4 6-4, 94-minute win is his FIRST over a world number one and one that helped Australia book a spot in the semi-finals.

“I’m here to prove a lot of people wrong and to try and get better," De Minaur said in the post-match interview.

Ajla Tomljanovic then finished the job for Australia in the women's singles.

She made light work of world number 184 Natalija Stevanović, defeating her 6-1 6-1.

After originally being scheduled to face Olga Danilovic, the Serb withdrew from the match due to fatigue and needing rest.

It was by far Ajla’s best match of the tournament so far, and one that gives her a lot of confidence for her comeback season ahead.

Storm Hunter and Matt Ebden then ended proceedings in style. 

In a match played purely for academic purposes, the Aussies defeated Dejana Radanović and Nikola Ćaćić 6-3 6-3 to make the final tie score 3-0.

Australia will now get ready to face either Germany or Greece in the semi-finals in Sydney.


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