Novak Djokovic Through to China Open Semis

Defending China Open champion Novak Djokovic crushed fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4.

updated: October 03, 2014 17:09 IST
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Djokovic is bidding for his fifth title in Beijing.


Beijing: Reigning China Open champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams experienced contrasting fortunes at the tournament Friday, with the men's top seed powering through to the semi-finals, while Williams withdrew injured.

Djokovic, who has an incredible 100 percent record at the $5.4 million tournament, beat fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4.

The world number one was again highly emotional on the Diamond Court at China's National Tennis Centre, smashing his racket twice in the second set in frustration.

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