Rublev honest on facing Djokovic next at Australian Open: "No one wants to face Novak"

Andrey Rublev is not keen on facing Novak Djokovic as he explained that no player really wants to face him, especially not at the Australian Open.

Djokovic is confidently marching towards his 10th Australian Open trophy and next up for him is Andrey Rublev. The Russian faced Djokovic three times so far and beat him in the Belgrade Open final. Rublev is not excited about having to try and do so again. Speaking after beating Rune, he said:

"No one wants to face Novak. I prefer to be in any other part of the draw - but not Novak!"

He then further explained:

"In my life, I was never able to win matches like this, and this was the first time that I won something like this. Especially in a very special tournament like the Australian Open, to be in a quarter-final, so it is something that I will remember for sure for my whole life. I don't know man, I'm shaking a bit. I'm just happy that I was able to win this match, so we will see what is going to happen next."

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