Djokovic beats Medvedev to reach Adelaide final

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Novak Djokovic’s preparations for the Australian Open continued as he beat world number seven Daniil Medvedev to reach the Adelaide International final.

The 35-year-old is yet to drop a set in Adelaide, beating Medvedev 6-3 6-4.

Djokovic will face American Sebastian Korda in Sunday’s final.

The Australian Open begins on 16 January and Djokovic is targeting a 10th title in Melbourne, which would be a men’s record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam win.

Adelaide is world number five Djokovic’s first tournament in Australia since he was deported in 2022 because of his Covid-19 vaccine status. His visa ban has now been overturned.

Korda, 22, advanced to the Adelaide final when Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka retired injured as Korda led 7-6 (7-5) 1-0.