Every tournament has its dark horse and this year in Melbourne his name is Gilles Muller, Novak Djokovic’s next opponent.
The world No 42, who turned pro in 2001, has no titles to his name but has already sent seeded players like Roberto Bautista Agut and John Isner packing.
However, that doesn’t change the fact he only has a slight chance of going past Djokovic who has been in flying form since the beginning of the tournament.
Djokovic hasn’t dropped a set yet and remains the major contender for the title. If he wins against Muller he will match his performance from last year. For Muller fourth round is already his best Melbourne performance to date.
The winner will face either Feliciano Lopez or Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.
START: Monday, Rod Laver Arena, second match of the morning session (starting 8.00 am GMT)
Djokovic has dropped 27 games in his first three rounds, while Muller 50.
Five out of 10 sets Muller has played so far were decided in a tiebreak and Muller has won all of them.
Muller has reached a Major quarter-final just once before in 2008 at the US Open.
Djokovic to win 1.02
Muller to win 13
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