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Novak beats Khachanov to succeed in semi-finals! – Novak Djokovic

Novak beats Khachanov to succeed in semi-finals! – Novak Djokovic


Nole overcame a quarter-final Khachanov problem to maintain his bid for a report twenty third Grand Slam title alive on the French Open.

Third seed Novak Djokovic rallied from a set right down to beat no.11 seed, Russian Karen Khachanov, 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2, 6-4 and attain his forty fifth main semi-final.

The 2-time former champion didn’t earn a break level within the opening two units, however he raised his stage and performed an ideal second-set tie-break (7-0) on Court docket Philippe-Chatrier.

Novak broke his rival’s serve twice in each the third and fourth units, and suffered one break, having saved six of the seven he confronted, through the three-hour, 38-minute contest.

“I believe he was the higher participant for many of the first two units,” mentioned Djokovic. “I used to be struggling to search out my rhythm. I made loads of unforced errors and got here into the match fairly gradual, sluggish. However I performed the right second-set tie-break, and from that second I performed a few ranges greater than I did initially. There was a little bit of a scare in direction of the tip of the fourth set, however I managed to win eight factors in a row to complete it off. It was an enormous struggle. It’s one thing that you just count on within the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam. You’re not going to have your victories handed over to you. You’ve received to earn them, so I’m simply glad to beat the massive problem of right this moment.”

Match statistics: aces (11-7), double faults (5-4), winners (57-38), unforced errors (42-44), complete factors gained (135-114).

For a spot within the Roland Garros remaining, Novak will play prime seed Carlos Alcaraz (ESP, H2H 0-1) who beat no.5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6-2, 6-1, 7-6.

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