Djokovic breezes past Struff into Western & Southern Open semi-finals, sets up tie with Bautista Agut

Novak Djokovic is through to the semi-finals at the Western & Southern Open after easing past Jan-Lennard Struff in a 6-3, 6-1 victory in just over an hour.

Djokovic ever since his first victory of the week over Ricardas Berankis has got better and better and the way he breezed past Struff - who has been one of the best players this week showed him to be a class apart.

He improves his record to 21-0 in matches and 49-6 in sets this year as he looks like the man to beat once more in the ATP restart. Statistics wise in victory, he hit five aces. He claimed points on 73% and 60% of his 1st and 2nd serve and converted 5/9 of break point opportunities.

Struff could barely get a foothold in the tie and this showed with Djokovic's max winning streak in terms of games being six while the German's was only one.

The second set in particular was impressive and after one break of serve in the opener; three breaks of serve in a row were claimed in the second and despite Djokovic fluffing his lines allowing Struff a break at 5-0. This merely prolonged the match with a quick game and first match point seeing the World Number One through.

His next opponent is Roberto Bautista Agut who had a very difficult assignment in facing Daniil Medvedev but made a superb comeback. He came from 1-6, 3-4 down and a break down in the third as well to see off the defending champion 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an exceptional display. Could the Spaniard topple the favourite for the title?

Follow the Western & Southern Open via TennisUpToDate Live Scores by clicking here! You can check the Men’s Draw here and the Women’s Draw here and the prize money & points distribution here.

?s=20

0 Comments

Most read

Paris Masters 2020 ATP Entry List

The Paris Masters will be the last Masters in 2020 and naturally, it will have a strong field with Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thie...

Erste Bank Open Vienna 2020 Prize Money and Points Distribution

The ATP season continues with another stellar event held in Vienna which will feature the best players in the world along wit...

Astana Open 2020 Prize money and Points distribution

The Astana Open 2020 is an ATP 250 event held in Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan and will feature a financial commitment of over 300...

Zverev's ex girlfriend pregnant with his child

Alexander Zverev will become a father with his ex girlfriend Brenda Patea revealing the news in a recent interview.Patea reve...

Erste Bank Open Vienna 2020 Wednesday Schedule of Play

The Erste Bank Open continues on Wednesday with the schedule of play consisting of 7 interesting matches with the programme s...

Astana Open Wednesday Schedule of Play

The Astana Open continues on Wednesday with the schedule of play consisting of six interesting matches starting at 07:00 CET....

"I was preparing for Nishikori, when suddenly I was told that I was going to play Vitaliy" - Thiem on overcoming surprise opponent in tricky opening round match in Vienna

World No.3 Dominic Thiem faced some unknown opposition on Tuesday at the Erste Bank Open Vienna, but was able to secure his s...

"There is extra pressure to a match when you play someone that you know very well" - Djokovic expresses relief following opening round victory over Krajinovic in Vienna

World No.1 Novak Djokovic survived an early test at the Erste Bank Open Vienna as he defeated countryman Filip Krajinovic in...

Tsitsipas and Pospisil advance to Erste Bank Open round 2 following victories on Wednesday

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Vasek Pospisil had impressive performances in their Wednesday victories to advance to the 2nd round of...

Djokovic outlasts feisty Coric to reach Erste Bank Open round 3

Novak Djokovic stepped onto the courts for the 2nd day in a row and he defeated Borna Coric to reach the 3rd round of the Ers...

Read more

Just in

Djokovic outlasts feisty Coric to reach Erste Bank Open round 3

Novak Djokovic stepped onto the courts for the 2nd day in a row and he defeated Borna Coric to reach the 3rd round of the Ers...

Tsitsipas and Pospisil advance to Erste Bank Open round 2 following victories on Wednesday

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Vasek Pospisil had impressive performances in their Wednesday victories to advance to the 2nd round of...

Zverev's ex girlfriend pregnant with his child

Alexander Zverev will become a father with his ex girlfriend Brenda Patea revealing the news in a recent interview.Patea reve...

Medvedev and Sinner win on Wednesday move to Erste Bank Open round 2

Daniil Medvedev returned to winning ways advancing to the 2nd round of Erste Bank Open in Vienna where he will be joined by J...

Paris Masters 2020 ATP Entry List

The Paris Masters will be the last Masters in 2020 and naturally, it will have a strong field with Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thie...

Read more