Djokovic defeats Tsonga to set up Indian Wells SF against Del Potro

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Amazing Novak Djokovic breezed past helpless Tsonga in Indian Wells 2013 quarterfinals and set up a clash against Del Potro.

The current number one put in another fantastic performance as he dealt with 8th seed Jo-Wilfired Tsonga in less than an hour to enter the semifinal stage of BNP Paribas Open. He thus got one step closer to completing a treble of Indian Wells trophies.

The opening set was equal until 2-2 when Djokovic broke the Frenchman for the first time and confirmed the break with a love hold to make it 4-2. Tsonga barely escaped a second break, but Nole was not about to drop a service game anyway. He served for the opener at 5-3, prepared a couple of set balls and tucked away the first one with an unstoppable forehand diagonal shot.

The top seed continued his dominance, making the set number two even more one-sided – he wrapped it up in twenty-four minutes without ever conceding an unforced error or giving away a point on his serve. Tsonga fell 0-40 behind in the second game and Nole converted the third break point opportunity. He consolidated the break easily with a game to love and acquired a double break cushion by 5-1 to put the outcome of the match beyond any doubt. He secured his semifinal ticket with the fourth consecutive hold to love after Tsonga’s final backhand of the clash sailed slightly long. End score: 6-3, 6-1.

The Serb champion ended the match with 8 aces in his statistics (Tsonga 2) and by winning 89% of first serve points as well as 80% of second serve rallies. He will play Juan Martin Del Potro to enter the Sunday final.

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