In the fourth round match, Djokovic defeated Australian Alex de Minor with a score of 6:2, 6:1, 6:2.
Rublev, we remember, had an incredible five-set match, in which he defeated the Dane Holger Rune with a score of 6:3, 3:6, 6:3, 4:6, 7:6 (11:9).
Novak is considered the favorite in the fight for the tenth title in Melbourne. However, the Serb is playing with a thigh injury.
In the same half of the grid, Tommy Paul and Ben Shelton will meet in the American quarterfinals.
Another Russian arrived in the quarterfinals, Karen Khachanov, who will play tomorrow with the American Sebastian Korda, who eliminated Daniil Medvedev from the net. The winner will face off in a showdown with the best of the pair Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) – Jiri Legechka (Czech Republic).