Rome semi-final complete: Djokovic beats auer
Novak Djokovic approaches the old top form. On Friday evening he prevailed in the spectacular night session of the ATP master in Rome with 7: 5, 7: 6 (7: 1) against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliasime and secured the last still open semi-final ticket. His 13 -year -old opponent repeatedly put Djokovic difficult tasks and sometimes put him in trouble. In the second set, he even fended off a match ball from the 34-year-old world ranking listener, still made the rebreak and jump into the tie-break under the great jubilation of the spectators. Djokovic, however, almost completed this in perfection.
The Serb is now playing against Casper Ruud around the final ticket - and his 1000th victory on the ATP tour.
Ruud had won 7: 6 (9: 7) and 7: 5 against Auger-Aliassimes compatriot Denis Shapovalov. In the second semifinals, Alexander Zverev has to deal with Stefanos Tsitsipas.