Novak Djokovic v Milos Raonic
Djokovic and Raonic face-off for a place in the last four Getty Images

Novak Djokovic takes on Milos Raonic in the Australian Open quarter-final in Melbourne.

Where to watch

Djokovic v Raonic is live on British Eurosport HD and BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra from 8.30am on Wednesday (28 January).


In the stacked top half of the draw, world No.1 Novak Djokovic continues his charge towards a 15th grand slam final when he takes on big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.

The Serbian has strolled into the last eight without breaking sweat or a set, beating Gilles Muller in round four in typically routine fashion.

Though Raonic was faultless in his opening three matches, he was pushed to five sets by Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the fourth round and comes into the quarter-final clash the more jaded of the two players.

Looking to match his best ever showing at a grand slam after last year's semi-final appearance at Wimbledon, Raonic must first improve a 100% losing record against Djokovic, while he has only won a single set against the seven-time major champion.

The 24-year-old may take inspiration from the manner in which Djokovic was shocked by reigning champion Stanislas Wawrinka at the quarter-final stage last year, with the Swiss powering through but it will take a career-best performance for Raonic to cause a shock.

What they said

Novak Djokovic: "He's very disciplined player, always works out. Always spends a lot of time in the gym, off the court, preparing himself, his body, for tough battles. Does spend a lot of time for the recovery, as well, preparation, prevention. He's got a very good team of people around him. I know the people who are around him. I've worked with them as well. It's a good team. Sooner or later if you have quality, you have a good team of experts around you, you have that discipline and commitment to what you need to do on a daily basis, the results are inevitable."

Milos Raonic: "I think I'm doing things differently. I'm moving better. I feel like I have it within myself. I've just got to bring it out. I'm going to, like always, focus on myself first, make sure that I get my things in order, get my things organised, play my game, then throughout the match make the adjustments I have to. I play for the opportunity to have a shot against the big guys at the big slams. So the first week's about getting through and giving yourself that opportunity. I think that has a significant enough meaning on its own."

Betting odds (source: William Hill)

Novak Djokovic 1/7 v Milos Raonic 13/2

Head-to-head record: Djokovic 4-0 Raonic. Last match ATP World Tour Finals (Hard) Djokovic bt Raonic 6-2 6-3

Previous meetings at the Australian Open: N/A