Tommy Paul will have his work cut out for him in his first Australian Open semi-final as he comes up against nine-time winner Novak Djokovic, who has been in impressive form in Melbourne.
The duo will take to the court after the Karen Khachanov and Stefanos Tsitsipas match, where they will be aiming to book their place in the final when they collide at Rod Laver Arena from 7:30pm AEDT.
Djokovic has only dropped one set so far this tournament, during his second-round match against Enzo Couacaud, and has looked simply unstoppable at times despite a niggling hamstring complaint.
The 35-year-old arguably saved his best form so far in the Open with a destruction of world no.5 Andrey Rublev in the quarters after similarly blowing away local Aussie hope Alex de Minaur in the previous round.
On the other hand, the unseeded Paul has enjoyed a breakout campaign, notching wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Roberto Bautista Agut, before emerging from his all-American quarter final against Ben Shelton victorious.
The Sporting News provides live score updates, highlights and commentary for the match below.
Tommy Paul vs Novak Djokovic live score
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Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul live blog, updates, highlights
Pre-match: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Australian Open semi-final match between Novak Djokovic and Tommy Paul from Rod Laver Arena.
Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul head-to-head results
This will be the first time that Djokovic and Paul have played each other.
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What time is Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul?
|Date||Friday, January 27||Friday, January 27||Friday, January 27||Friday, January 27|
|Time||Approx. 8.30am BST||Approx. 3.30amET||Approx. 3.30am ET||Approx. 7.30pm AEDT|
How to watch Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul in the semi final 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.
The Australian Open can also be watched on SmartTV’s 9Now and Stan Sport as well as 9Gem.
Fans can also stream the Australian Open through 9Now and Stan Sport.
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.