Djokovic made to work earlier than reaching Italian Open semi-finals | Tennis Information

ROME: Prime males’s seed Novak Djokovic dropped a set earlier than combating off German qualifier Dominik Koepfer to succeed in the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Saturday.
The world primary wanted greater than two hours to see off the 97th-ranked German 6-3, 4-6, 6-Three within the ultimate warm-up match on clay earlier than the French Open.
Two weeks after his US Open default for unintentionally hitting a line choose with the ball, the Serb once more confirmed indicators of frustration, throwing his racket after a misplaced service sport, with shouts of anger resounding within the silence of the empty Central Courtroom of Foro Italico.
Djokovic was damaged 4 instances in a match which took greater than two hours earlier than advancing to his 15th consecutive semi-final in Rome, the place he has gained 4 instances.
The 33-year-old subsequent performs Norway’s Casper Ruud who earlier battled previous Italian fourth seed Matteo Berrettini 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5).

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