Djokovic claims Sydney semis berth
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:13
The Serb, who is seeded third for next week’s Australian Open, proved too strong for his Croatian opponent, winning 6-3 6-4 in a match which was halted in the second set due to inclement weather.
Djokovic will meet a well-rested Jarkko Nieminen in the last four, the Finn having progressed when scheduled opponent Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was forced to pull out without hitting a ball due to a back problem.
Lleyton Hewitt’s impressive comeback from injury ended at the quarter-final stage as Argentina’s David Nalbandian progressed thanks to a 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 win.
Nalbandian will next face Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who beat Jeremy Chardy 6-2 7-6 (7-4).