Australia’s Alex de Minaur (seed 22) will have a tough fourth round battle on his hands, facing 21-time Grand Slam winner and Australian Open favourite Novak Djokovic (4) at Rod Laver Arena from 7pm (local time) on Monday night.
De Minaur comes into this match-up with a full head of steam, having dropped only one set so far this tournament.
The 23-year-old is primed for an all-out assault at his home Grand Slam but will need to bring his A-game against Djokovic.
After taking care of Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the second round, De Minaur’s performance on Saturday against Benjamin Bonzi was nothing short of impressive and offers an air of excitement that he can advance past the round of 16 at his home slam for the first time.
The Serbian – who admitted he nearly pulled out of the Australian Open due to injury – is coming into Monday night’s battle a bit wounded.
Despite Djokovic making his way past Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets, the match took over three hours and multiple medical time-outs were made.
The 35-year-old’s hamstring injuries have been made public and could be a determining factor against the young Aussie.
The Sporting News provides live score updates, highlights and commentary for the match below.
Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic live score
The match will start at approximately 7pm AEDT at Rod Laver Arena.
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Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic live blog, updates, highlights
Pre-match: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Australian Open fourth round match between Alex de Minaur and Novak Djokovic from Rod Laver Arena.
Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic head-to-head results
De Minaur and Djokovic have not faced each other, with the fourth round at the Australian Open 2023 being their first ever match up.
What time is Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic?
Times are approximate – subject to weather conditions and completion of prior matches.
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|Time||8am BST||3am ET||3am ET||7pm AEDT|
How to watch Alex de Minaur vs Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open
|TV channel||Eurosport 1 or 2||ESPN/ESPN2||TSN1/TSN5||Channel 9|
|Streaming||eurosport.uk||ESPN+ and fuboTV||TSN+||9Now/Stan Sport|
Australia: The Nine Network is the free-to-air broadcaster of the Australian Open 2023.
UK: Coverage of the Australian Open 2023 will be broadcast in the UK live and exclusively on Eurosport.
Eurosport 1 and 2 will provide daily coverage of the action in Melbourne.
UK fans can also stream the Australian Open through the discovery+ app, the Eurosport app, or through eurosport.co.uk
USA: Tennis fans based in the United States will be able to watch this year’s Australian Open via ESPN. Matches will be broadcast on both ESPN and ESPN2.
ESPN+ and fuboTV will both offer live streaming during the 2023 Australian Open. FuboTV offers a free trial.
Canada: The 2023 Australian Open will be broadcast in Canada by TSN.
Matches will be shown on either TSN1 or TSN5.
Canadian fans are able to live stream the action from Melbourne Park on TSN+.
The full TSN+ broadcast schedule can be accessed here.