14. 08. 2010. ·
Second-seeded Novak Djokovic is one win away from reaching the Rogers Cup final, after defeating Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 in 1 hour and 12 minutes.
The best Serbian tennis player made two breaks in the first set, in the sixth and eighth games, to take it convincingly 6-2 in 34 minutes.
After saving two break points in the opening game of the second set, Novak broke Chardy’s service in the second game and then held for 3-0 lead. He maintained advantage and closed the set and match with a service game to love for 6-3.
Match statistics: aces (3-7), double faults (1-2), winners (21-15), unforced errors (16-20), total points won (61-41).
For a place in his first ATP final of the season Novak will face world no.3 Roger Federer. The Swiss beat seventh-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych in three sets 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5).
Djokovic and Federer have played 14 matches, Roger leads 9-5.
The semi-final match is scheduled on Sunday at 1:00am CET.