Novak Djokovic wins first assembly vs Auger-Aliassime to safe No 1 spot for French Open | Tennis | Sport

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Each gamers continued to stun the group within the tiebreak, with Djokovic getting the primary mini-break with a shocking dropshot after a 26-shot rally. It was one other mini-break for the Serb, who modified ends with a 5-1 lead. Auger-Aliassime handed a 3rd mini-break to Djokovic as he despatched a ball vast and the world No 1 closed out a 7-5 7-6(1) victory to advance to the semi-finals for the twelfth time in Rome.The win means Djokovic retains his world No 1 rating, as he wanted to succeed in the semi-finals in Rome or lose it to Medvedev. By holding onto the highest spot, it means he will even be the highest seed on the upcoming French Open.The 20-time Main champion now faces Casper Ruud in Saturday’s semi-final, as he continues to hunt his first title of the season. The world No 1 leads their head-to-head 2-0, with their first assembly coming in the identical stage of the postponed 2020 Italian Open, as Djokovic received 7-5 6-3. He has by no means dropped a set to the world No 10, beating him 7-6(4) 6-2 ultimately yr’s ATP Finals, additionally held in Italy over in Turin.

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