ROME: The Serbian Tennis star Novak Djokovic outclassed his Canadian opponent Felix Auger-Aliassaime 7-5, 7-6(1) to qualify for the Italian Open semi-finals, right here on Friday.
In an intense quarter-final, the Serb marked distinctive comebacks in every set by regrouping from 5-Three to shut out in fashion and secured his 999th tour-level win.
Both Auger-Aliassime and Djokovic confirmed off their shotmaking and motion capabilities, drawing one another vast with extreme angles and as much as the online with well-timed drop pictures. But the veteran saved his calm and displayed nice resilience and consistency to see off his younger Canadian opponent.
Djokovic dominated Auger-Aliassime in a lot of the match by hitting 27 % of his pictures, eight greater than his earlier event common. He additionally transformed 78 % of his attacking benefit factors, whereas seizing 34% of defensive factors.
Following this victory, Djokovic will now return to the highest of the ATP Live Rankings by including 360 factors for reaching the semi-finals.
The Serbian will now face Casper Ruud seeking his 1000th tour-level victory within the Italian Open semi-final. If he makes it to the ultimate, Belgrade’s native will likely be chasing a record-extending 38th ATP Masters 1000 championship.