Melbourne at night

World No 1 Novak Djokovic demonstrated his relentless sporting spirit to turn around numerous setbacks in his match with Alexander Zverev to reach the semi finals of the Australian Open. Djokovic lost the first set and was 4-1 down in the third before finally prevailing 6-7(6-8), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6). He will now face Russian qualifier, Aslan Karatsev for a place in Sunday’s final.

Meanwhile Serena Williams proved she is still a major force in the sport by dismantling second seed Simona Halep to set up a semi final against US Open champion Naomi Osaka. This will undoubtedly be one of the most hotly anticipated matches in the women’s draw.