Novak Djokovic reaches Australian Open final with crushing win over Lucas Pouille after being inspired by Spider-Man chat with son

NOVAK DJOKOVIC geared up for one of the best displays of his career – by discussing Spider-Man and FISH!

The world No1 only needed 83 minutes to beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-0 6-2 6-2 to reach a seventh Australian Open final.

Novak Djokovic reaches Australian Open final with crushing win over Lucas Pouille after being inspired by Spider-Man chat with sonReuters4 Novak Djokovic roared into the Australian Open final in just 83 minutes

It was one of the most ruthless, one-sided matches of this year’s Australian Open and has set-up a classic encounter with No2 seed Rafa Nadal on Sunday.

It promises to be an epic final – seven years after they battled it out for almost six hours.

Djokovic revealed he spoke with his four-year-old son Stefan shortly before going out on the Rod Laver Arena court.

And the 31-year-old, who also has a 16-month-old daughter Tara, said the conversation helped to relax him as he reached a 24th Grand Slam final.

Novak Djokovic reaches Australian Open final with crushing win over Lucas Pouille after being inspired by Spider-Man chat with sonGetty4 Shamed Aussie batsman David Warner and wife Candice were at the match
Novak Djokovic reaches Australian Open final with crushing win over Lucas Pouille after being inspired by Spider-Man chat with sonReuters4 Novak Djokovic swept Lucas Pouille aside to set-up a Rafa Nadal clash

Djokovic, who hit only five unforced errors, said: “My son wasn’t watching me. He is going to pre-school.

“But I talked with him about 45 minutes before the match. He was telling me about Spider-Man. He was also acting like a fish in an aquarium.

“He was doing different things. Basically, he always tells me: ‘Good luck, and make sure you win.’

“It’s truly a blessing to be a father. There’s no better thing that happened in my life.

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