Novak Djokovic defeats Felix Auger-Aliassime to set up a semi-final meeting with Casper Ruud at the Italian Open.

Novak Djokovic defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-5, 7-6 (71) in straight sets . Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Jannick Sinner 7-6 (75) 6-2 in a thrilling match .

Rome, Italy, May 14: Novak Djokovic, the world number one, defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime on Friday to advance to the Italian Open semifinals 2022.In a tense match at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament, the five-time champion crushed Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-5, 7-6 (71) in straight sets.Djokovic and Auger-Aliassime were neck-and-neck when Serb broke down to lead 5-3, but the eighth seed held on.Djokovic ended the first set in style.

In a thrilling match between two good players, Stefanos Tsitsipas made it to the semis by defeating Jannick Sinner 7-6 (75) 6-2.Tsitsipas will face Germany's Alexander Zverev, the only unseeded player in the tournament.Zverev defeated him 7-5, 6-2.