ATP Mallorca: Novak Djokovic, Carlos Gomez-Herrera beat No. 1 seeds for semis



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ATP Mallorca: Novak Djokovic, Carlos Gomez-Herrera beat No. 1 seeds for semis

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Spaniard Carlos Gomez-Herrera have continued their Mallorca doubles campaign. Djokovic abd Gomez-Herrera stunned No. 1 seeds Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers 3-6 7-6 (3) 10-8 to reach the Mallorca semifinal.

After claiming a break in the opening game of the match, Granollers and Zeballos didn't allow a single break point in the rest of the set to win the opener. Granollers and Zeballos could have started the second set the same way but they failed to convert any of their three break points in the opening game.

As no breaks were seen -- the set went into a tie-break -- which Djokovic and Gomez Herrera won to force a match tie-break. After winning the second set, Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera converted their first match point to complete a comeback.

Djokovic has won two matches in Mallorca Djokovic, who won the French Open just less than two weeks ago, came to Mallorca to only play doubles. In the opening round, Djokovic and Gomez-Herrera beat Tomislav Brkic and Nikola Cacic.

After winning the Australian Open and French Open, Djokovic wants to win Wimbledon and continue his quest for a Calendar Grand Slam. At the French Open, Djokovic recovered from a set down to beat Rafael Nadal in the semifinal.

It Nadal's second loss ever at the French Open and Djokovic managed to pull off one of the toughest things in tennis. “Definitely the best match that I was part of ever in Roland-Garros for me, and top three matches that I ever played in my entire career — considering quality of tennis, playing my biggest rival on the court where he has had so much success and has been the dominant force in the last 15-plus years,” Djokovic said after beating Nadal.

“And the atmosphere which was completely electric — for both players, a lot of support. Just amazing. I was very happy that there was no curfew, 11:00. I heard there was a special waiver, so they allowed the crowd to stay. “Just one of these nights and matches that you will remember forever”.