The story of the match
Nole had to dig deep against the Croat no.1 that won the opening set after breaking Djokovic in the 9ht game (5-4) before winning 6-4.
After Nole had a smooth run in the second set (6-2) everything was pointing to an “almost” easy grab of the decider. However, the Serbian legend was broken in the 3rd game (1-2) he started to get in a tricky position. Fortunately, he broke back soon after (2-2) to make things even. Eventually, the soon-to-be world no.1 broke Cilic again in the 8th game before winning the contest 4-6 6-2 6-3.
The semifinal against Federer
Novak will face Roger Federer in a blockbuster semifinal. The head to head is 24-22 for the Serb that also leads 4-3 on indoor courts.
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