Published: 10:41, May 24, 2024
Djokovic breezes into semis of Geneva Open
By Xinhua
Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a forehand return to Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor during their ATP 250 Geneva Open tennis tournament single quarter final match, in Geneva on May 23, 2024. (PHOTO / AFP)

GENEVA - World number one Novak Djokovic stormed into the semifinals of the Geneva Open, beating Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 7-5, 6-1 here on Thursday.

Djokovic saw off a first set challenge from Griekspoor to win in 77 minutes.

Griekspoor, the world number 27, was the sixth seed at the 28-man Geneva tournament, which serves as a warm-up before next week's French Open.

Djokovic will face Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic, who defeated American Alex Michelsen 6-3, 7-6(2), in the semi-finals on Friday.

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In Thursday's other matches, second-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway edged off Sebastian Baez of Argentina 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, while Flavio Cobolli of Italy crushed Alexander Shevcheno of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-4.