Lost in all the excitement of this year's Australian Open seems to be the two-time defending champion. If you toss out his five set win over Stanislas Wawrinka, not a ton of press has been thrown Novak's way with all the other story lines that have popped up in Melbourne.
But just a reminder, Novak is still pretty nasty at tennis. On Thursday he dismantled David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to his third straight Australian Open finals, and he did it with shots like the one you see above.
There are plenty of thinks Djokovic does better than almost anyone in the game, but his ability to not only run down balls but hit winners like this might be the most impressive. Not only did Ferrer not see that coming, but I don't think I did even the second and third time I watched it.
Djokovic will play the winner of the Andy Murray-Roger Federer match that takes place Friday.
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