Djokovic fires Hurkacz and may meet Nadal in Madrid

Djokovic fires Hurkacz and may meet Nadal in Madrid

Novak Djokovic convincingly reached the semifinals of the Madrid Masters tournament on Friday. The world number one at the Spanish clay pool Hubert Hurkacz had little to fear.

The 34-year-old Djokovic recorded the longest finish after one hour and twenty minutes: 6-3 and 6-4. The number fourteen in the world, Hurkacz, did not penetrate a single breaking point and lost his service game four times.

Djokovic will play his fourth tournament in 2022 in Madrid alone. The twenty-time Grand Slam winner is not vaccinated against COVID-19, which means he is not allowed to participate in the Open d Australia and major hard court tournaments in the United States. States. declared earlier this year.

Last month, Djokovic played the first clay-court tournament of the year in Belgrade. He reached the final in front of his own audience, but lost to the Russian Andrey Rublev. In Madrid he was on his way to the final (withdrawal due to illness) against Gaël Monfils and Andy Murray.

Djokovic could win the Madrid Masters for the fourth time after his previous successes in 2011, 2016, 2019. “Le Djoker” is gearing up for Roland Garros in the Spanish capital and next week in Rome (May 22 – June 5).

Djokovic will face Rafael Nadal or Carlos Alcaraz to qualify for the final. The two Spaniards start the match at 4 p.m.

Novak Djokovic could win the Madrid Masters for the fourth time.


Novak Djokovic could win the Madrid Masters for the fourth time.

Novak Djokovic could win the Madrid Masters for the fourth time.

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Source: NU

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