Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic Slayer Davidovich loses to Fokina Fritz to reach first Masters semifinals Alejandro Davidovich Fokina reached his first Masters semifinal on Friday, adding Indian Wales champion Taylor Fritz to his high profile scalp this week with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 win in Monte Carlo. Follow Insidesport.IN for more updates
The 22-year-old Spaniard knocked out world number one Novak Djokovic, ranked 46th in the world, in the second round and will play the winner of Saturday’s relegated but talented Bulgarian Gregor Dimitrov and Poland’s Hubert Hurkaz for a place in the final.
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Fritz also had trouble in the first set as his Spanish opponent pressured the American to seek medical treatment from a doctor’s court for twice complaining of abdominal pain.
The 10th pick American, however, confirmed the first set with a second break from the survey. Davidovich batted Fokina and leveled the match with his first set point when Fritz, the Spaniard recovered a smash from him and sent his shot in surprise.
A Fritz netted smash gave Davidovich Fokina two match points, the first of which he saved but the Spaniard made no mistake in hitting the second great right-handed winner.
Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic Slayer Davidovich loses to Fokina Fritz to reach first Masters semifinals
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