30 Jan 2015

Djokovic, Wawrinka set up epic showdown

12:55 pm on 30 January 2015

The top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka set up an epic showdown at the Australian Open after impressive quarter-final victories on Wednesday.

Novak Djokovic has advanced to the US Open semi finals.

Novak Djokovic Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Djokovic, seeking to become the second man to win a fifth Australian Open title, beat Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6 6-4 6-2, hours after Wawrinka had easily dispatched fifth seed Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-4 7-6.

It will be the third successive year Djokovic and Wawrinka have met at the Australian Open, with the man winning those epic clashes ultimately going on to clinch the title.

Djokovic says he's expecting another marathon dual with Wawrinka.

As defending champion in 2013, Djokovic prevailed 12-10 in the fifth set in their fourth round clash.

Last year, Wawrinka won the fifth set 9-7 in their quarter-final.

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