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Djokovic vs Pouille by the numbers - the key numbers and stats as Djokovic and Pouille battle for a spot in the Australian Open final

Leye Aduloju in ATP Tour 24 Jan 2019
  • Novak Djokovic takes on Lucas Pouille in the second men's singles semi-final of the Australian Open on Friday, 25 January
  • All the key numbers and stats as Djokovic battles Pouille in Melbourne
Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille meet for the first time on Friday. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille meet for the first time on Friday as they battle for a spot in the final of the Australian Open.


Djokovic has never lost an Australian Open semi-final- winning all six matches he has contested at that stage of the competition, while Pouille is contesting his first ever Grand Slam semi-final. the Frenchman had not won a match in Melbourne in his five previous visits prior to this season. The winner of Friday's semi-final moves on to take on Rafael Nadal in the championship match on Sunday.

Ahead of Friday's contest, we examine the key numbers and stats that may play a part in the potential outcome of the match.


Novak Djokovic vs Lucas Pouille

Advantage Djokovic in terms of time spent on court so far- the Serbian has spent almost five hours less than Pouille in navigating a route to the final, and that could be a decisive factor in what should be a physical match. Pouille has hit almost twice as many winners as Djokovic, and he's got to continue being aggressive on Friday, as he doesn't want to engage in too many extended rallies with the world number one. The Frenchman has got to improve that first serve percentage, as 64% is unlikely to cut it against one of the finest returners of all time.

Djokovic vs Pouille

Novak DjokovicvsLucas Pouille
22 May 1987 (31)Date of Birth (Age)23 February 1994 (24)
Belgrade, SerbiaBirth PlaceGrande-Synthe, France
Monte Carlo, MonacoResidenceDubai, UAE
1.88m (6 ft 2 in)Height1.85m (6 ft 1 in)
77Kg (177 lbs)Weight84Kg (185 lbs)
Right-handed (two-handed backhand)PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
2003Turned Pro2012
Marian VajdaCoachAmelie Mauresmo
1Current Ranking31
1Career-High Ranking10
72Career Titles5
8-1YTD W-L5-1
844-176Career W-L115-88
61-8Australian Open W-L5-5


Novak Djokovic vs Lucas Pouille Australian Open 2019 Stats


Djokovic vs Pouille Australian Open Stats

Novak DjokovicvsLucas Pouille
10 hrs 36 minsTime spent on court15 hrs 7 mins
92Average rank of opponent61
16Sets played20
148Winners295
9.25Average winners per set14.75
142Unforced Errors217
8.87Average unforced errors/set10.85
31Aces84
68%First Serve Percentage64%
76%Points won behind first serves82%
66%Points won behind second serves55.6%
47%Break points conversion rate31%



Novak Djokovic vs Lucas Pouille Road to Australian Open 2019 Semi-Final


Unsurprisingly, Djokovic has had the smoother route to the semi-finals, but the world No. 1 has not been without a few hiccups along the way, dropping sets against Denis Shapovalov and Daniil Medvedev. That will encourage Pouille, as he attempts to pull off the upset on Friday. That said, he will have to deliver one of the performances of his career to take down the six-time Australian Open champion.

Djokovic vs Pouille Road to SFs

Novak Djokovic bt.RoundLucas Pouille bt.
Mitchell Krueger 6-3 6-2 6-21Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1 7-5 6-4
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-5 6-42Maximilian Marterer 7-6 7-6 5-7 6-4
Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-03Alexei Popyrin 7-6 6-3 6-7 4-6 6-3
Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-7 6-2 6-34Borna Coric 6-7 6-4 7-5 7-6
Kei Nishikori 6-1 4-1 rtd.5Milos Raonic 7-6 6-3 6-7 6-4


Djokovic vs Pouille is live from Mlebourne on Friday, 25 January from 7:30pm local time/ 8:30am GMT. Read the full match preview!



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