Jim Courier compares Novak Djokovic’s brutal AO win to ‘horror movie’: I’d be scared

Jim Courier compared Novak Djokovic’s dominant win over Alex de Minaur to a horror movie and admitted he would be extremely scared of facing the Serb if he was an active player still alive in the Australian Open tournament.

On Monday, Djokovic destroyed home favorite de Minaur 6-2 6-1 6-2 to progress into the Australian Open quarterfinal. 

“I’ll tell you what: if I was still in this tournament and I happened to be home right now, and I had dinner, came back, ‘Let’s see what’s going on on the TV’ I would want to turn this horror movie off. I would not want to see this. If I thought I might have a chance to play Novak, this is not what you want to go to bed thinking about. Sometimes you’re just at the mercy,” Courier had said during the second set,” Courier said on Nine’s coverage. 

Courier compares Djokovic’s dominant win to a horror movie

Djokovic arrived at the Australian Open dealing with a hamstring injury.

In the first week, Djokovic was able to win three matches but it was evident that he wasn’t at his best.

But against de Minaur, Djokovic looked absolutely great.

After beating de Minaur, Djokovic revealed it was the first time this fortnight that he didn’t feel any pain in his hamstring.

“I didn’t feel anything today, so today was great. I think my medical team, my physio. I was feeling very good in the first match, second match not so great, so I know that things can change really quickly. I don’t take anything for granted. I’m really pleased with the way I’ve played, the way I moved today, the way I hit the ball. So let’s keep it going,” Djokovic said.

In his next match, Djokovic plays against Andrey Rublev.

Going into their match, Djokovic owns a 2-1 head-to-head against Rublev.