Novak Djokovic admitted he was struggling with allergies and had consulted doctors after again appearing unwell during his five-set Australian Open semi-final win yesterday.
The Serbian World No 1 ousted fourth seed Andy Murray in five gruelling sets, a rematch of last year's final, to set up a title match against Rafael Nadal on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic celebrates his Australian Open semi-final win over Andy Murray yesterday
"I've seen a doctor and I've talked with some people. I've talked with a couple of players that have a little allergy problems this year in Australia... ones they didn't have in the last couple of years but they had reactions this year. I suppose that's my problem, as well. I've been trying to, you know, do everything possible to clear that out. But, you know, we are all surrounded with the flowers. It's really difficult to take that away." Djokovic, seeking to become only the fifth man in the open era to win three consecutive grand slams, said he been forced to dig deep to beat Murray. "You have to find strength in those moments and energy, and that keeps you going, I guess. At this level, very few points decide the winner."