Novak Djokovic didn’t go into element when it got here to placing an finish to the medal hopes of regional stage regional Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. The Serbian received in two dry units and 1h12 of play, with a bonus bubble (6-2, 6-0). Here he’s certified, with fashion, for the last four of the Tokyo Olympics, the place he’ll face the winner of the assembly between Alexander Zverev and Jérémy Chardy.
The last Japanese consultant in the Olympic event after the elimination of Naomi Osaka, bronze medalist in Rio in 2016, had no illusions in the face of a Djokovic of the nice days. No sooner had the assembly began than it was already badly began: on his second break level, from the second sport, the Djoker seized the alternative to take the lead and by no means let go. The finish of the set was solely a formality, with a brand new break as a bonus and a spherical validated at the first alternative.
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The second set was a nightmare for Nishikori, who received just one break level, in the first sport of the sport. The Japanese sank and conceded a scathing 6-0 (eight video games in a row straddling the two units), in simply 31 minutes. Here is Djokovic completely launched in the last four, the place he’ll face Zverev or Chardy, as a giant favourite, as ordinary.
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Medvedev broke down at the finish of the first set: after three unsuccessful tries, Carreño Busta snatched a decisive break to lead 4-2, then conclude by as soon as once more taking the service of the world quantity 2. It was Medvedev’s flip to lead 4-2 in the second set, however the Spaniard equalized in stride. And the begin of the Russian’s difficult tie-break, shortly led 3-0, definitively condemned him. This guarantees a second open semi-last.
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