Djokovic dives into 25th Grand Slam semifinal, first as a father
Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
But the photo of his son Stefan watching his accomplishment that was posted on social media may have stolen Djokovic’s thunder.
The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his quarterfinal match without ever facing a break point by his 24-year-old opponent, a rising Canadian star known for having one of the biggest serves in the game.
Djokovic’s wife Jelena posted a picture of their three-month-old son watching the match on television. After the match, the photo was shown on the video screen at Rod Laver Arena.
"See how he enjoys watching TV? He’s daddy’s boy definitely," Djokovic told the crowd. "I felt his energy here tonight definitely."
Djokovic is trying to claim his fifth Australian Open trophy.
Djokovic faces defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals, for a rematch of last year’s Australian Open quarterfinal that Wawrinka won.
AP contributed to this report.
— Jelena Djokovic (@JelenaRisticNDF) January 28, 2015