Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic to take on Roger Federer in semi-finals

Last Updated: 19/04/14 2:31pm

  • Share:
Roger Federer: Overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach last-four in Monte Carlo

Roger Federer: Overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach last-four in Monte Carlo

Sky Bet

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both came from a set down to set up a semi-final against each other at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Fourth seed Federer saw off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2-6 7-6 (8/6) 6-1 in his quarter-final, the 950th victory of his career.

It will be the 17-time grand slam champion's 50th last-four appearance at a Masters 1000 event, although things didn't quite go his way early on.

The big-hitting Frenchman kept his Swiss opponent at bay with some bludgeoning forehands to win the opening set, but then failed to take his chances in the second set tie-breaker.

Federer regained his composure to send the contest into a deciding set and Tsonga's limited fitness was then exposed as he lost five games in a row.

After finally converted a break point at the 16th attempt, Federer sealed the result in two hours 25 minutes.


Defending champion Djokovic, who last year ended Rafael Nadal's eight-year title reign in the principality, came through 4-6 6-3 6-1 against Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez later on Friday.

Unseeded Garcia-Lopez broke twice on the way to taking the opening set and had his chances in a tight second that eventually went to Djokovic courtesy of a solitary break.

The Serb dominated the decider, closing out victory in two hours and 11 minutes.

  • Share:


ATP Monte Carlo Masters 2014

Novak Djokovic: his injured wrist requires investigating

Injury concern for Djokovic

World No 2 Novak Djokovic could miss the French Open after revealing he is suffering from a nagging wrist injury.

Roger Federer: Attempting to win the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time

Federer sets up Wawrinka final

Roger Federer clinched a 7-5 6-2 victory over Novak Djokovic to set up an all-Swiss final at the Monte Carlo Masters.

David Ferrer: Secured his first victory over Rafael Nadal on clay in 10 years

Ferrer topples Nadal on clay

David Ferrer sent top seed and eight-time champion Rafael Nadal out of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 7-6 (1) 6-4 win.

Related Profiles

Most Popular


Good Week/Bad Week

Good Week/Bad Week

Sky Sports picks out our heroes and villains from another eventful last seven days in the world of sport.

What we learned

What we learned

Alex Williams attempts to draw some conclusions from the recently completed Wimbledon fortnight.

Legend in the making

Legend in the making

SW19 king Novak Djokovic is well on the way to getting the iconic status he craves, says Barry Cowan.