Paris: World number one Novak Djokovic recovered from dropping his first set at this year’s French Open and overcame a bothersome left arm, to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta and reach a 10th Roland Garros semi-final yesterday.
Djokovic beat Spanish 17th seed Carreno Busta 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the last four of a major for the 38th time as he chases a second French Open and 18th Grand Slam title.
He will face Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday for a place in the final.
Earlier, Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his second Grand Slam semi-final with a straight-sets win over Andrey Rublev at Roland Garros, setting up a potential clash with Djokovic for a place in the championship match.
The Greek fifth seed avenged last month’s loss to Rublev in the Hamburg final by defeating the Russian 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 to match his breakout run at the 2019 Australian Open.
French Open 2020
TODAY’S MATCHES (Oct. 8)
> Iga Świątek Vs Nadia Podoroska 6.30 pm
> 4 Sofia Kenin Vs 7 Petra Kvitová 7.45 pm
> 1 Robert Farah & Juan Sebastián Cabal
7 Bruno Soares & Mate Pavić 3.30 pm
> 9 Wesley Koolhof & Nikola Mektić
Vs 8 Andreas Mies & Kevin Krawietz 4.50 pm
TOMORROW’S MATCHES (Oct. 9)
> 12 Diego Schwartzman Vs 2 Rafael Nadal 9 pm
> 1 Novak Djokovic Vs 5 StefanosTsitsipas TBD
> 4 Barbora Krejčíková & Kateřina Siniaková
Vs 2 Kristina Mladenovic & Tímea Babos TBD
> 14 Alexa Guarachi & Desirae Krawczyk
Vs Iga Świątek & Nicole Melichar TBD
NOTE: Select French Open tennis matches will be broadcast live in India on the Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD TV channels. Live streaming of the French Open will be available on Disney+ Hotstar — Star’s OTT platform.