Tokyo Olympics: Dominant Novak Djokovic, Nina Stojanovic book semifinal ticket

Djokovic and Stojanovic dropped just three games in their quarterfinal clash.

by Dzevad Mesic
Tokyo Olympics: Dominant Novak Djokovic, Nina Stojanovic book semifinal ticket

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic have been through to the Tokyo Olympics mixed doubles semifinal following a dominant win over Germany's Kevin Krawietz and Laure Siegemund. Djokovic and Stojanovic, who are playing together for the first time, saw off Krawietz and Siegemund 6-1 6-2 in the mixed doubles quarterfinal.

Djokovic and Stojanovic claimed the first break of the match in the second game but got broken back immediately in the following game. However, Djokovic and Stojanovic kept their focus as they then claimed earned back-to-back breaks to win four games in a row and comfortably take the opener.

After losing the first set, Krawietz and Siegemund had a chance to start the second set with a 2-0 lead but Djokovic and Stojanovic saved two break points in the second game. Djokovic and Stojanovic then broke Krawietz and Siegemund in the third and seventh game, before serving out for the match in the eighth game.

Djokovic and Stojanovic will be fighting Russia's Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina for a place in the Tokyo.

Djokovic also booked a win in the singles evemt

On Thursday, Djokovic saw off Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-0 to make the Tokyo Olympics semifinal.

"Matches are not getting easier, but my level of tennis is getting better and better," said Djokovic, per the ITF website. "I've done that many, many times in my career: I know that I'm kind of player that the further the tournament goes, the better I'm feeling on the court.

That's the case here: my best performance of the tournament tonight against the very good opponent. "Kei, I know his game very well. Him playing in Japan, this court where he had lots of success, I knew that he's going to play very quick and he's not gonna give me a lot of time so I had to be very alert.

And I feel I had an answer for everything he had." Djokovic will be fighting against Gwrmany's Alexander Zverev for a place in the Tokyo Olympics singles final.

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