Djokovic saves two-match points to reach Italian Open semis
World number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points to advance to the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Friday with a thrilling three-set win over former US Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro.
Djokovic, winner in Madrid Open last weekend, saved two match points in the second set tie-break before winning through 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 in just over three hours serving an ace on his first match point.
The 31-year-old next plays Argentine Diego Schwartzman for a place in the final as he targets a fifth Italian Open title and first since 2015.
Schwartzman eliminated Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals.
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