Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Djokovic Brushes Past Murray to Reach Semis; TENNIS

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Djokovic Brushes Past Murray to Reach Semis; TENNIS

Article excerpt

NOVAK Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets to book his place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paris Masters.

The Serb edged into the lead after claiming a hard fought first set before easing to victory in the second with three breaks of the Murray serve.

Djokovic triumphed 7-5 6-2 in a match time of one hour and 41 minutes to line up a last four meeting with David Ferrer or Kei Nishikori.

The first set progressed on serve, although Murray survived a scare in the eighth game after a successful review when Djokovic had appeared to have claimed the first break of the match, only for the ball to be shown to be out.

The game returned to 40-40 and Murray went on to hold but the Serb went on to claim the first set after eventually breaking his opponent in the 12th game in a time of one hour and four minutes.

Murray broke Djokovic early in the second set to take a 2-1 lead but the world number one hit back immediately with a break of his own to level it at 2-2. …

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