Novak Djokovic Advances to Roland-Garros Semifinals After Beating Karen Khachanov in Four Sets

Posted on 06/06/2023 19:39

Update on 06/06/2023 19:40

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Mistreated in the first two rounds, the double winner of Roland-Garros finally got out, and is now waiting for Carlos Alcaraz or Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals.

He had to work hard, but in the end, it’s always Novak Djokovic who wins. Beaten only twice by Karen Khachanov in ten confrontations before this quarter-final, the Serb once again dominatedTuesday, June 6, the Russian in four sets (4-6, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4) to reach a 12th semi-final at Roland-Garros.

However, everything was not easy for the world number 3 against a player who was playing his second quarter-final at Porte d’Auteuil. Too imprecise (17 unforced errors), the player with 22 Grand Slam titles first gave in in the first set before turning his back in the second to win the tie-break 7-0. One sleeve everywhere, Novak Djokovicdouble winner of the Parisian Grand Slam (2016, 2021), then took the upper hand over his opponent in the third and fourth, despite a little scare at the end of the match with a very bad service game at 4-3.

If he presented a good resistance in this fight of 3:38, the 11th world will not join the semi-finals as in January at the Australian Open. In the semi-finals, the Serb will face the winner of the clash between Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas to pursue his dream of a 23rd Grand Slam.

2023-06-06 20:38:22

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