Djokovic edges Bautista Agut to arrange ultimate with Raonic

New York, August 29

World primary Novak Djokovic overcame a sore neck and an early scare to defeat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6 6-Four 7-6(0) within the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday, organising a showpiece match towards Canadian Milos Raonic.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner fired off 14 aces to maintain his 2020 unbeaten streak alive, extending his file to 22-Zero along with his newest victory at Flushing Meadows, which is non permanent host to the fanless match amid the brand new coronavirus outbreak.

Djokovic, who has been combating a neck harm and acquired help from a match physio within the second set, held on to prevail within the third set as his opponent compelled the match right into a tiebreak.

He will subsequent tackle Raonic, who harnessed his monster serve to upset Greek world quantity six Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6(5) 6-Three of their semi-final conflict, launching 12 aces and profitable 90% of his first serves to earn a spot in his 22nd ultimate.

The Canadian faces lengthy odds to beat Djokovic, who has triumphed in all 10 of their earlier conferences.

“I’m moving much better than I definitely have in recent years,” he informed reporters. “I’m able to play more on my terms and quicker in the points.” The pair meet on Saturday within the ultimate of the tune-up occasion for the U.S. Open, with the Grand Slam beginning on Monday. Reuters

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