Cincinnati Masters ’18: Djokovic, Simona Into The Semi-Finals
Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic cruised into the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters, as a rain-influenced schedule constrained them to play twice in a day.
The reigning World No. 1 Simona beat Australia’s Ashleigh Barty by 7-5 6-4, and after a couple of hours, she faced Tsurenko whom she beat by 6-4, 6-1 to cruise into the semi-finals.
Cincinnati | Excelente jornada para Simona Halep (🇷🇴) que metió doblete, primero venció a Barty y ahora hizo lo mismo con Lesia Tsurenko (🇺🇦), a quien batió por 6-4,6-1 para sacar un boleto a semifinales. pic.twitter.com/NCmQjs94vT
— Drive Cruzado (@DriveCruzado) 18 August 2018
From 1-4 down, Simona Halep wins 11 of the last 12 games to defeat Lesia Tsurenko 64 61. Advances to the @CincyTennis semifinals.
Halep now 17-1 since the start of the French Open.
Plays either Keys or Sabalenka.
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) 17 August 2018
On the other hand, the Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic defeated the Bulgarian national, Grigor Dimitrov by 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, and afterwards overcame Raonic by 7-5, 4-6 ,6-3 to proceed into the semi-finals.
What a match. After leading by a break in the third set, Milos Raonic falls just short in his bid to upset Novak Djokovic, who wins 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of #CincyTennis.
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) 17 August 2018
Noleeeeeeee!!!!!! Outstanding Match @DjokerNole !!! Huge win, but wasn‘t good for my heart! 😅😃 Great performance! All the best for the semi-final! Idemooooo!!! Btw: The white shirt brings you much more luck than the green one. 🙂 #nolefam
— Jannik Struckmann (@Djoker2496) 17 August 2018
Marin Cilic on his upcoming semi-final against Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati:
“Well, for me, just preparation apart, I haven’t played any matches on the center court. I feel and I heard that it’s completely different. It’s much faster.”
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) 18 August 2018
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