Friday, November 4, 2011

Djokovic beats Baghdatis in Basel, meets Nishikori in Semis

Djokovic beats Baghdatis in Basel, meets Nishikori in Semis

Novak Djokovic beat Marcos Baghdatis 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals in Basel.

Djokovic was broken twice in the first set before recovering to seal a victory over Baghdatis.

The world number 1 will face Kei Nishikori in Saturday’s semifinals.

Nishikori beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a match that featured 13 breaks of serve.

"It's a great feeling to reach three semi-finals in six weeks," said Nishikori. "I knew it was going to be a tough week. Beating Tomas Berdych in the first round and getting to the semi-finals has been a great experience.

"Djokovic is playing unbelievable this year. He doesn't have many weaknesses, so I will need to play a bit more aggressive than usual and play my best tennis to beat him."