Novak Djokovic marches into Eastbourne final

Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 and will face Frenchman Gael Monfils in the final on Saturday.

tennis Updated: Jul 01, 2017 02:10 IST
Novak Djokovic,Daniil Medvedev,Gael Monfils
Novak Djokovic plays a shot to Daniil Medvedev during the semi-final match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne. (AFP)

Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week’s Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne.

The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent’s serve in the next game to claim the opening set.

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Medvedev conceded another break in the ninth game of the second set as Djokovic sealed the victory in 82 minutes.

Top seed Djokovic, playing in his first Wimbledon warm-up event since 2010, will be seeking his first title since claiming the Qatar Open in January.

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He will meet Gael Monfils in Saturday’s final after the second seed beat Richard Gasquet 6-2 6-7(7) 7-6(4) in an all-French semi-final showdown.

First Published: Jul 01, 2017 01:43 IST