Novak Djokovic Beats David Ferrer to Reach Rome Semifinals

Novak Djokovic showed no signs of the wrist injury that had recently kept him out of action. He did face stiff challenge but eventually managed to defeat David Ferrer to book a place in Italian Open semis.

updated: May 16, 2014 23:42 IST
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Rome: Novak Djokovic is back on track after a right wrist injury sidelined him last week.

The second-ranked Serb overcame a stiff challenge from David Ferrer before grinding out a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals.

Djokovic double-faulted on his first match point but then won a 38-shot rally before eventually closing it out in just over 2 1/2 hours.

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