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French Open: Novak Djokovic shakes off early wobble, enters semi-final after dominant win vs Khachanov

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By India Today Sports Desk: World No. 3 Novak Djokovic shook off an early scare inside the quarter-final of the French Open to attain his twelfth semi-final look inside the match. Djokovic beat Russiam Karen Khachanov in a four-set battle to be the first males’s singles participant to attain semis this season. Djokovic beat Khachanov 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2, 6-4 to take care of alive a file twenty third Grand Slam title hope.

Playing at Court Phillipe Chatrier Djokovic misplaced his first set of the match on Tuesday, in the direction of the big-serving Khachanov. The Russian participant made life troublesome for Djokovic alongside together with his tremendous backhands that caught Djokovic off guard. After dropping the first set, a jittery Djokovic took a full second set to get used to Khachanov’s depth. While Djokovic was not ready to interrupt Khachanov inside the second set, he did not look outplayed by the Russian World No. 11.

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Djokovic received right here into his private after making an infinite number of errors inside the tie-breaker of the second set. Ahead of the second set tie breaker Djokovic had misplaced the first set 4-6 after which had gone on to make 14 unforced errors inside the second set. In the tie-breaker nonetheless, Djokovic did not allow Khachanov to win a single degree inside the tie-breaker and blanked him 7-0 amidst a rousing reception inside the courtroom docket.

Things appeared comparatively easier for Djokovic from there on who went on to interrupt Khachanov to win the third set 6-2.

The fourth set as quickly as as soon as extra observed two breaks one from Khachanov to draw stage 4-4 in the direction of Djokovic after which from the Serbian to take care of himself inside the lead at 5-4. Djokovic did not let Khachanov make one different return inside the sport and accomplished off worthwhile 8 elements in a row. He may be intently watching Tuesday’s night match between world major Carlos Alcaraz and fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, whose winner can be the ultimate man standing between him and a seventh French Open final.