The clash between the favorite Serbian and the ambitious Italian player gave a lot of emotion. What’s more, the number 9 in the ATP rankings in clash with the leader did not intend to surrender without a fight. After losing the first two sets (3:6, 2:6) he showed his paw in the third set and after the tiebreak he won 7:6 (7-5). The fourth match was stopped when it struck 23:00 local time.
The reason for this move was the curfew in Paris. In this way, the organizers gave the fans in the stadium time to leave. The battle will end with the ‘closed door’.
The match was fierce until the end, and Djokovic had to make a lot of effort to defeat the Italian opponent. He saved two of two balls, but the third has already finished the match. In the last set, Djokovic won 7:5.
In Friday’s semi-finals, Djokovic will face Rafael Nadal, the 13-time winner of Roland Garros. In the second semi-final, Alexander Zverev will play Stefanos Tsitsipas.
In total, more than five and a half million cases of coronavirus have been reported in France so far. The last day resulted in 6,018 injuries and 46 deaths.
/ Agence France-Presse / Agence France-Presse Anne-Christine Bogolat / /France Press agency
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