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Djokovic to face home favourite Tsonga in semis

Latest update : 2009-02-20

Top seed Novak Djokovic set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with French local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, as he defeated Germany's Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-3. Tsonga won his last three matches against the World number three.

AFP - World number three Novak Djokovic stormed into the Marseille semi-finals on Friday with a 66-minute win over Germany's Mischa Zverev.

The top seed's 6-3, 6-3 victory gave him a match-up with French fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who saw off Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, in Saturday's last four.

"I felt really confident on court. I was playing all the right shots at the right time, being very consistent from all sides, especially on the return, which was the key to the match," said Djokovic.

"I’m really feeling more comfortable on the court, every day I’m playing better which is encouraging for upcoming challenges."

The 21-year-old Serbian is playing his first tournament since heat exhaustion forced him to retire from his Australian Open quarter-final against Andy Roddick.

Frenchman Michael Llodra reached his first semi-final in 12 months after defeating Russia's Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3) and will next face either Julien Benneteau or second seeded Gilles Simon.
 

Date created : 2009-02-20

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