Tennis: Djokovic reaches the semifinals of the ATP finals early

Status: 11/16/2022 3:52 p.m

Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals early at the ATP Finals in Turin. The five-time tournament winner easily defeated Russia’s Andrei Rublev.

The second group match ended in a 6-4, 6-1 victory for the Serb. He made it into the last four for the eleventh time.

Serb fully there at the decisive moment

Djokovic was there in the crucial phase of a tight first set. He made almost inevitable mistakes and quickly pulled away 3-0 in the second round. Rublew, who had defeated compatriot Daniil Medvedev in his first duel, then had no chance.

Good news the day before

The day before, according to media reports, Djokovic had received the happy news that he could serve again at the Grand Slam in Melbourne. As reported by the Guardian Australia and TV broadcaster ABC, among others, the Serbian tennis star received a visa despite his entry ban issued at the beginning of 2022.

Nothing would stand in the way of the hunt for his tenth title at the Australian Open (from January 16).