Djokovic rarely loses from this position in any tournament, but at the Australian Open he’s almost unbeatable.
Karatsev put up a fight to break back after losing his serve in the first game of the third set, but he was unable to consolodiate in the following service game and his head appeared to drop.
Djokovic broke once again as he unrelented in his bid to get the match wrapped up as soon as possible and did so in typical fashion.
He now has two days rest before Sunday’s final where he will face either Stefanos Tsitsipas or Daniil Medvedev and Djokovic is looking forward to watching the match.
“Ye I did watch it, from midway third set I thought Stefanos did incredibly well to hang in there,” he said.