Djokovic to meet Murray after beating Monaco

Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:53am IST

REUTERS - World number one Novak Djokovic beat Argentine Juan Monaco 6-0 7-6 on Friday to reach the final of the Sony Ericsson Open, where he will meet Andy Murray.

Fourth-ranked Murray's semi-final against Rafa Nadal was a walkover after the Spaniard pulled out with a knee injury.

Djokovic dealt with a wayward Monaco in brutal fashion in the first set - dismissing him in just 27 minutes and taking full advantage of the Argentine's numerous unforced errors.

But after Djokovic broke to go 3-2 up in the second, Monaco fought back well and forced some errors out of the Serbian to level at 5-5 and then take the set into a tie-break.

It was a tight-affair to settle the set but Monaco went long on the decisive point to hand victory to Djokovic.

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Cricket

SPORTS SHOWCASE

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games

Grenada’s James lights up Glasgow with emphatic 400 win.  Full Article 

Raising Cash

Raising Cash

Glazers to raise $150 million by cutting Man Utd stake.  Full Article 

Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics

Cho named as new head of Pyeongchang 2018 organisers.  Full Article 

Time To Roar

Time To Roar

Firestone a perfect place for Tiger to salvage season.  Full Article 

Overseas Recruit

Overseas Recruit

Trezeguet signs up for Indian Super League.  Full Article 

On The Green

On The Green

Scott once again wary of challengers for the top spot.  Full Article 

Emotional Return

Emotional Return

I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage