Tokyo Olympics: World No.1 Novak Djokovic a step closer to Olympics glory, cruises past Nishikori to enter semifinals- World No.1 Tennis player Novak Djokovic on Thursday defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori in straight sets to enter the semifinals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. He completely dominated the match with 6-2 and 6-0 to continue his ruthlessness in top-flight tennis in 2021. He is chasing a golden slam having never won at Olympic singles. His previous best is winning a bronze medal in 2008 at the Olympics. Djokovic will next face either Alexander Zverev or Jeremy Chardy in the semis.
Tokyo Olympics: World No.1 Novak Djokovic a step closer to Olympics glory, cruises past Nishikori to enter semifinals
The 34-year-old Serb, who has already captured the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this season, was never in trouble against Nishikori, who made 16 unforced errors.
The former world number four did save two match points in the final game, but Djokovic made no mistake on the next opportunity.
The quarter-final was played in cooler conditions than earlier in the tournament after Djokovic lobbied organisers to change the schedule, moving the day’s start time from 11:00 am local time (0200 GMT) to 3:00 pm.