Novak Djokovic has cruised into the semi finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. In the quarter final match, Djokovic defeated Andreas Seppi of Italy in the straight sets by 6-0, 6-3. The match got finished in just 65 minutes.
This was the 10th time that Djokovic was facing Seppi. The Serbian superstar had won all the previous 9 matches and he maintained his unbeaten record against Seppi in this match as well.
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In the post match interview, Djokovic said, “I hadn’t thought that I would win the match in such quick time. Seppi is a fine player and he had been in good form recently. So, I was expecting a better performance from him. But, he couldn’t carry on his good form which made my work easier.”
In the semi final match, Djokovic will play against Juan Martin Del Potro who has been given the fourth seed in this competition. When asked about that match, Djokovic said, “He is a quality player, but, my record is good against him. I have beaten him quite a few times in the past. So, I will go into that match thinking positively and hopefully, I will manage to defeat him again.”
Djokovic came into the match with all guns blazing. He held his entire serve in the opening set and broke the service of his opponent thrice to win the set by 6-0.
In the second set, both the players held their serve in the first three games and the score was 2-1 in the favour of Djokovic at the end of the third game. Djokovic broke Seppi’s serve in the 4th game which gave him the lead of 3-1.
Djokovic only had to hold his serve in the remaining games to win the second set and he did that successfully. With serve holds in the 5th, 7th and 9th game, he won the second set and thus, secured his victory as well.