Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic slayer Davidovich Fokina beats Fritz to reach first Masters semi-final- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina reached his first Masters semi-final on Friday adding Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz to his high profile scalps 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 ranked 46th in the world ousted world number one Novak Djokovic in the second round and next plays the winner of inconsistent but talented Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Saturday for a place in the final.
Fritz had problems even in the first set as his Spanish opponent piled on the pressure the American twice receiving treatment from a doctor courtside as he complained of stomach pain.
The 10th-seeded American, though, secured the first set with a second break of serve. Davidovich Fokina battled back and levelled the match with his first set point when Fritz, surprised at the Spaniard retrieving a smash from him, sent his shot out.
A netted smash from Fritz gave Davidovich Fokina two match points, the first of which he saved but the Spaniard made no mistake with the second one hitting a sublime right-handed winner.
Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic slayer Davidovich Fokina beats Fritz to reach first Masters semi-final
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