Novak Djokovic doubled (7-5, 7-6(1)) this Friday to Felix Auger-Aliassime to seal your pass to semifinals in the tournament of Romefifth Masters 1,000 of the season, where they will be measured with Casper Ruddtriumph that assures him the number 1 ahead of Roland Garros.
“nole” has been looking fitter and fitter since his return to the courts. The Serb, who began 2022 with deportation from Australia for refusing to have the vaccine against Covid-19has been finding rhythm and polishing his game since Foro Italico where it has been shown near his better version.
After reaching the final in the tournament of Belgrade where he fell to the Russian Andrew Rublev, Djokovic is already completely focused on Rome where he has already assured to reach semifinals seeking to return to the top in a scenario where He has been crowned five times.
During the meeting, Auger-Alliassime demanded the best that the Serbian had to offer and Djokovic conceded knocking down the canadian The two-and-a-half-plus-hour match is Novak’s first win of 2022 against a top-10 that exceeds two-and-a-half hours, reiterating that time away from the pitch is no longer taking its toll on the Serb.
In it first set, the one from Belgrade took the lead after both were able to break the kick-off. The rest of the set, Djokovic wrote it down 7-5 but he had to row against the current and a lot to get the necessary advantage over the American.
In it second set“Nole” took the lead again 4-2but Auger-Alliassimewhat came from good games in Barcelona, Estoril Y MadridHe went on the attack. The Canadian saved a match point and then broke the Serb as he served to close out the match.
In it tie breaker after the recovery of his rival, Djokovic showed that he intends to stay on top of professional tennis and took the match to secure their place in the semi-finals.
With this, Djokoviccurrent Roland Garros championwill arrive as the first head in Paris in search of his 21st Grand Slam thanks to this victory that assures him the number one above russian Daniel Medvedev.
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Novak Djokovic supercharged his Balance of Power tournament average of 19% to 27% against Felix to underpin his victory in the Rome quarter-finals.
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the other semifinal in Rome will be played between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverevrivalry that little by little has become a current tennis classic, since the two met Monte Carlo Y Madrid this year sharing wins.
The Greek reaches the semi-final after beating the Italian Jannik Sinnerwhile the German defeated the Chilean Christian Garin.
(With information from Europe Press)