Italian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic outlasts valiant Stefanos Tsistsipas to reach semi-final

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Novak Djokovic stormed into his 8th successive Italian Open semi-final aft outlasting 5th effect Stefanos Tsitsipas successful a marathon conflict successful the quarter-final that was delayed by atrocious upwind connected Saturday.

Noak Djokovic reached his 8th successive semi-final of Rome Masters (Reuters Photo)

Noak Djokovic reached his 8th successive semi-final of Rome Masters (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Novak Djokovic needed 3 sets to bushed Stefanos Tsitsipas successful the quarter-final
  • Djokovic, a 6-time champion, entered his 8th successive Rome Masters semi-final
  • Djokovic came backmost from a acceptable down to bushed a valiant Tsitsipas

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic proved helium is 1 of the toughest characters connected the circuit adjacent erstwhile not astatine his champion by beating 5th effect Stefanos Tsitsipas successful a 3 hr and 17-minute gruelling conflict successful the quarter-finals of Italian Open Masters 1000 tourney connected Saturday. 6-time champion Djokovic came backmost from a acceptable and a interruption down successful the decider to bushed his valiant Greek hostile 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.

It was an exhilarating conflict successful Rome arsenic Novak Djokovic utilized each his acquisition to fend disconnected a stern menace from Stefanos Tsitsipas who was hitting winners astatine will. Tstistipas looked connected people for a straight-set triumph erstwhile helium won the archetypal acceptable and was up a interruption astatine 2-1 successful the 2nd acceptable earlier the heavens opened up connected Friday. The lucifer had to beryllium suspended and the remainder of the lucifer was played connected Saturday successful Rome.

Djokovic slipped to 3-4 but helium clawed his mode backmost to unit a decider. In the last acceptable which extended to implicit an hour, Djokovic was connected the backmost ft with Tsitsipas breaking the Serb early. Despite not being astatine his serving best, Djokovic recovered from a interruption down to implicit a singular comeback.

— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 15, 2021

With the win, Djokovic has entered his 8th successive Rome Masters semi-final.He volition instrumentality connected section favourite Lorenzo Sonego successful the semi-final. The Italian unseeded subordinate stunned Andrey Rublev aft coming backmost from a acceptable down successful their quareter-final connected Saturday.

— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 15, 2021

A bully tally successful Rome volition springiness Djokovic a batch of assurance successful the pb up to French Open 2021, starting May 0. The Serb did not play the Madrid Open earlier this period owed to question restrictions successful the aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic.

Later successful the day, 2nd effect Rafael Nadal volition instrumentality connected unseeded Reilly Opelka successful the semi-final. The Spanish large defeated Alexander Zverev aft overcoming a enarthrosis wounded scare successful the quarter-final 6-3, 6-4 connected Friday.

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