Novak Djokovic takes on surprise semi-finalist Tommy Paul as he bids to make history at the Australian Open: Everything to know, including start time, how to watch and the prize money on offer
Novak Djokovic has a chance to book his place in the Australian Open final with a win over Tommy Paul.
Although the Serbian has endured a few injuries on the way, he has strolled comfortably to the semi-finals with wins over Roberto Carballes Baena, Enzo Couacaud, Grigor Dimitrov, Alex de Minaur and Andrey Rublev.
Wednesday’s win over Rublev set up the showdown with Paul, which is due to take place on Friday.
Novak Djokovic will be hoping to make it through to yet another Australian Open final
As for Tommy Paul, the American will be looking to produce a real upset against Djokovic
As for Paul, he defeated fellow American, Ben Shelton, in the quarter-final to book himself a spot in the semi-final.
There has been a bit of controversy in the build-up to the semi-final stage for Djokovic, with father Srdjan seen posing with a Russian flag with Vladimir Putin’s face on it.
With the match-up swiftly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know.
When is Novak Djokovic vs Tommy Paul?
Djokovic will step foot on the court on Friday. He will take to the court at 7:30pm Australian time.
Djokovic defeated Andrey Rublev in the quarter-final stage to progress through to the semis
Thankfully for fans watching in the United Kingdom, the semi-final showdown will take place at 8:30am.
The match is due to take place at the Rod Laver Arena, with both men looking to reach the final stage.
How to watch the match
Djokovic vs Paul will be broadcasted in the UK live and exclusively on Eurosport.
A win for Tommy Paul this weekend against Djokovic will certainly prove to be a real upset
Eurosport 1 and 2 will provide up-to-date-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.
Sportsmail will also be providing live coverage of Friday’s semi-final showdown, so you can follow it all with us.
Routes to the semi-final
R1: Roberto Carballes Baena
R2: Enzo Couacaud
R3: Grigor Dimitrov
R4: Alex de Minaur
QF: Andrey Rublev
R1: Jan-Lennard Struff
R2: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
R3: Jenson Brooksby
R4: Roberto Bautista Agut
QF: Ben Shelton
What prize money is on offer?
The winner of this year’s competition will earn a whopping £1,570,012 ($2,975,000).
Winner: £1, 570,012 ($2,975,000)
Runner-up: £857,570 ($1,625,000)
Semi-final: £488,155 ($925,000)
Quarter-final: £293,025 ($555,250)