Djokovic into semi-finals at Eastbourne, Kerber out

Djokovic passes first grass court test at Eastbourne

Djokovic, having also beaten Canada's Vasek Pospisil and American Donald Young, is yet to drop a set in Eastbourne and will be favourite to defeat Gael Monfils, who defeated fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-2 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (7-4) in the other last-four clash.

At Eastbourne, Djokovic is the top seed and Monfils is the second seed.

Djokovic was playing a competitive warm-up tournament for the first time since 2010 and followed a disappointing quarter-final exit during his French Open success. A similar pattern developed in the second, another early break leading to another 2-0 lead.

The top-seeded Djokovic saved two set points, on Young's serve at 5-4 and on his own serve in the tiebreaker, and clinched victory with a return victor.


"Obviously it feels right, looking back on the decision-making process and whether or not I should come here, now it feels like it was a good decision", said the Serb after capturing his second title of 2017, and first since January.

The Czech world number three demonstrated once again just why, with her big serves and crushing groundstrokes, she could be the one to beat at Wimbledon over the next fortnight as she annexed her third title of the season. If you have that kind of energy that goes around the grounds, of course it gives you even more, I guess, inspiration to play your best and of course to finish up with a trophy.

The 25-year-old world No. 3 begins her Wimbledon campaign against Evgeniya Rodina. Coming into Wimbledon, I'm hoping that I can continue in this path of raising the performance and the quality of tennis.

"Mario's my very good friend", said Djokovic.

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