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Australian Open: Djokovic Says A Butterfly Brought Him Luck Against Karatsev

Novak Djokovic has gone superstitious on his victory against Aslan Karatsev, claiming a butterfly brought him luck on court in the semi-final duel.

The world number one halted the progress of the qualifier 6-3 6-4 6-2, to book a place in the final.

In a statement on his Instagram page on Thursday, the Serb hinged his victory on the visit by the butterfly in the course of the match. He buttressed his claim with the picture above, which shows him communing eye-to-eye with the insect.

"Eye to eye with cute visitor today on the court! Thank you for bringing me luck idemooo let’s gooo!", stated Djokovic, who now will meet either Daniil Medvedev or Stefanos Tsitsipas is his 28th major final on Sunday.  

The defending champion is in no mood for sentiment as he guns for an unprecedented ninth title at Melbourne Park.

At a post-match conference, the 17-time Grand Slam champion had this to say after his 20th straight Australian Open win, reflecting on Sunday's final.

“Of course it gives me more confidence knowing I haven’t lost here in finals or semifinals. But that won't be the deciding factor...both Tsitsipas and Medvedev will want their first Grand Slam title. I’m sure they’ll do their best and I’ll be ready for that.”

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