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The world No 1 overcame Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight units to progress via to the final 4 and can now face Casper Ruud; within the girls’s draw Iga Swiatek prolonged her successful streak to 26 matches

Final Up to date: 13/05/22 11:12pm

Novak Djokovic produced stunning tennis to beat his opponent

Novak Djokovic produced gorgeous tennis to beat his opponent

5-time champion Novak Djokovic progressed to the semi-finals of the Italian Open with a straight-sets victory over Felix Auger-Aliassime in Rome – the 999th match win of the Serbian’s profession.

The world No 1, who final received the event in 2020, continued preparations for the French Open by triumphing 7-5 7-6 (7-1) in opposition to his Canadian opponent.

Djokovic will face Casper Ruud for a spot within the remaining after the Norwegian overcame Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (9-7) 7-5 earlier on Friday.

Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet 2017 winner Alexander Zverev within the different semi-final following their respective victories over house favorite Jannik Sinner and Chilean Cristian Garin.

Tsitsipas received 7-6 (7-5) 6-2, with Zverev, who’s ranked third, progressing 7-5 6-2.

Within the girls’s draw, reigning champion Iga Swiatek arrange a final four-meeting with third seed Aryna Sabalenka by defeating 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu.

Swiatek prolonged her successful streak to 26 matches due to a 7-6 (7-2) 6-0 success, whereas Belarusian Sabalenka battled again from a set right down to beat American Amanda Anisimova 4-6 6-3 6-2.

Ons Jabeur additionally got here from behind to undergo, upsetting world quantity 4 Maria Sakkari 1-6 7-5 6-1.

The Madrid Open winner will subsequent play Russian Daria Kasatkina, who led 6-4 3-2 in opposition to Jil Teichmann when her opponent retired on account of a thigh damage.

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