Novak Djokovic downs Potro, enters Italian semis

Novak Djokovic downs Potro, enters Italian semis
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World No 2 Serbian Novak Djokovic entered the Italian Open semifinal after posting a straight sets win over Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro here on Saturday.The four-time Serbian champion defeated his Argentine rival 6-1, 6-4, after the game was suspended on Friday due to torrential rain.He will next play Austrian Dominic Thiem, world no. 7, who defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Friday.

Rome: World No 2 Serbian Novak Djokovic entered the Italian Open semifinal after posting a straight sets win over Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro here on Saturday.The four-time Serbian champion defeated his Argentine rival 6-1, 6-4, after the game was suspended on Friday due to torrential rain.He will next play Austrian Dominic Thiem, world no. 7, who defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Friday.

The Serbian's superior backhand was the difference in the opener, as he controlled the baseline rallies and struck 15 winners to the unseeded Argentine's six.Del Potro held serve twice and Djokovic once at the start of the second set before a heavy downpour at the Foro Italico sent the players to the locker room.

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