Nole downs Melzer for semifinals!

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World no.4 Novak Djokovic advanced into the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open with an easy 6:1, 6:4 win over Austrian Jurgen Melzer in 67 minutes on Friday.

Novak broke his opponent’s service twice in the first set, in the fourth and sixth game, an won it convincingly 6:1.

The Serb made a break in the third game of the second set and then held to go 3:1 up. Melzer won the next three games, breaking Nole’s service once to take a lead. Djokovic was dominating til the end of the match. He managed to break again in the ninth game and then served it out for 6:4 to set up the semifinal clash with world no.136 Olivier Rochus.

The Belgian defeated home player Benjamin Becker in three sets. The result was 6:7 (4:7), 6:3, 6:3.

Djokovic and Rochus have met twice, the Belgian won both matches back in 2005, in Lyon and in Davis Cup tie vs Belgium.

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