Djokovic reaches Miami semis

World number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the semi-finals of the Miami Open with a straight-sets win over Tomas Berdych at Key Biscayne on Wednesday.

The Serb needed one hour and 41 minutes to defeat Berdych 6-3, 6-3 as he aims to win a fifth title in six years at the event. He next faces Belgium’s David Goffin in the semi-finals.

In the first set, Djokovic broke serve in the second game only to be broken himself a game later. However, the world number one broke straight back to lead 3-1 and never looked back to claim the set 6-3.

Djokovic started the second set perfectly, breaking serve in the first game and then again in the ninth game to clinch the set and match. He has yet to drop a set so far in Miami.

Berdych did look a bit jaded after his marathon win over Richard Gasquet on Tuesday and Djokovic always looked in control.

In the other quarter-final, Goffin defeated France’s Gilles Simon 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in a match lasting just under two hours.

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