The world’s ranked number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic earns semi-finals spot of the Rogers Cup after defeating Czech Tennis player Tomas Berdych, Friday night at Toronto, Canada.
Djokovic survived Berdych in a very tough first set in the quarterfinals of the Toronto Masters the eventually winning it in the straight set with a score of 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance to the next round of the tournament.
Djokovic survived three set points in a first-set tiebreak before improving his career record against Berdych to 25-2. The Serbian tennis player admitted he was lucky to advance after saving seven of eight break points.
“Bit fortunate I must say,” he said in an on-court interview. “My serve just wasn’t right today. I just completely lost my rhythm, and he was taking over control of my second serve, attacking it.
“On a quick surface like this, you need a good serve. Today it wasn’t to be but I won in straight sets. I must be pleased with the way I hung in there. That’s all.” He added.
Djokovic looks like favoring his right shoulder that resulted to his serve lost some of its speed and accuracies.
Meanwhile, Frenchman Gael Monfils defeated the local favorite Milos Raonic to advance to the semi-final round of Rogers Cup also Friday at Toronto Canada.
Monfils exhibited his renowned athleticism in high-quality quarter-finals, putting his faith on his lightning-fast court coverage to grab the semi-finals spot after outlasting Raonic in 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils will face in the semi-final round of the Rogers Cup on Saturday at Toronto, Canada. On the other semi-finals match, Stan Wawrinka will go up against Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
Wawrinka defeated Kevin Anderson with the score of 6-1, 6-3 to earn the semi-final spot while Kei Nishikori outlasted Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, and 6-2.
Serbian professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic is currently the world’s No.1 tennis player in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The first tennis player in Serbia who reached the number one rank in the world and also considered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Former Slovak tennis player Marián Vajda and former German tennis player and six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker are his coaches.
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