Simon on the left congratulation Novak Djokovic on his victory.
6-3, 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
The World #1 emerges out of this grueling battle against Gilles Simon the current world #15. Djokovic had a total of 100 unforced errors and yet managed to stay focus on the fifth set to be the victor, to move on to the quarter finals.
Djokovic will face Kei Nishikori who dumped Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in straight sets (6-4, 6-2, 6-4). People may think that Djoker is beatable and was rattled against Simon so Nishikori’s chances are better. I dont have any doubt on Nishikori’s playing style because its like Djokovic’s game when Novak was still starting. Nishikori is aggressive and loves to chase the ball and deliver that massive back hand, the Signature shot of Novak Djokovic. Kei was able to defeat Djokovic in the the semi-finals of US Open 2014.
It maybe a bad sign for Djokovic and a good sign for Nishikori as they have contrasting victories yesterday. I wouldn’t be too fast to write off Novak, because when he gets it together he puts on a phenomenal tennis play.
This is the tournament that Novak has dominated for he has won this 5 times already (2008, 2011-2013, and 2015). He has surpassed Roger Federer who has 4 wins. (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010).
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Highlight of the amazing duel between Simon and Djokovic: