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ATP roundup: Novak Djokovic rolls into Astana semifinals

No. 4 seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia overwhelmed Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-3 on Friday to succeed in the semifinals of the Astana Open in Kazakhstan.

Djokovic received 85.3 % of the factors on his first serve (29 of 34) and transformed three of 5 break probabilities within the 88-minute victory. Up subsequent is No. 2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia, a 6-1, 6-1 winner in opposition to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. Djokovic is 6-4 in opposition to Medvedev.

The different semifinal pits No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in opposition to No. 5 Andrey Rublev of Russia. Both superior in straight units, with Tsitsipas profitable 7-6 (8), 6-3 in opposition to No. 7 Hubert Hurkacz of Poland and Rublev cruising to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino.

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No. 4 seed Frances Tiafoe moved into the semifinals in Tokyo with a stable 6-0, 6-4 win in opposition to Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia.

Tiafoe will face South Korea’s Soonwoo Kwon, who additionally posted a bagel with a 6-3, 6-0 defeat of Spain’s Pedro Martinez within the quarterfinals. Tiafoe received his solely earlier assembly with Kwon within the opening spherical of the Tokyo Olympics.

No. 3 seed Taylor Fritz superior to the semifinals in a walkover after No. 5 Nick Kyrgios of Australia was compelled to withdraw forward of their match with a knee harm. Fritz will tackle No. 7 Denis Shapovalov of Canada, who turned in a 6-4, 6-3 win in opposition to No. 9 Borna Coric of Croatia.

–Field Level Media

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