Djokovic sees off Carreno Busta to reach 10th French Open semi-final

Novak Djokovic roars his way into the French Open semi-finals after fighting back from a set down to defeat Pablo Carreno Busta in Paris

  • The World No 1 dropped his first set against Spain’s Carreno Busta 
  • Djokovic looked flat and had to save break points early in the second set 
  • The Serbian produced several loud roars as he tried to fire himself up
  • Carreno Busta hung on gamely but Djokovic was superior in the big moments

World No 1 Novak Djokovic reached his 10th French Open semi-final but suffered an injury scare before beating Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday.

A month after being defaulted for striking a line judge with a ball while playing Carreno Busta in the U.S. Open fourth round, the 33-year-old Serbian found himself in trouble once again.

This time it was nothing more sinister than pains in his neck and arm as Djokovic lost the opening set to the 17th seed — the first one he has dropped in the tournament.

Novak Djokovic produced several loud roars as he tried to fire himself up on Wednesday

Djokovic looked flat and had to save break points early in the second set before raising his game to level the match.

It looked plain sailing when he led 3-0 in the third set before a dip allowed Carreno Busta back but Djokovic saved a break point at 3-3 before pulling away.

Djokovic, bidding for a second French Open crown, produced several loud roars as he tried to fire himself up.

Carreno Busta hung on gamely but Djokovic was superior in the big moments and one break in the fourth was enough to set up a semi-final clash with Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. 

Pablo Carreno Busta hung on gamely but Djokovic was superior in the big moments




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