Novak Djokovic explains ‘refreshing’ feeling at Queen’s after Adrian Mannarino win
NOVAK DJOKOVIC says it is “refreshing” to be back in the semi-finals of an ATP tournament.
Djokovic was once again in superb form at Queen’s this afternoon as he beat Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.
The Serbian came from a break down in the opening set to win 7-5 before dominating the second 6-1.
Djokovic has struggled with an elbow injury over the last year and he is now into the last four of a competition for the first time since he had surgery.
The former world No 1 faces either Jeremy Chardy or Frances Tiafoe tomorrow for a place in the final.
And he is fully confident that about progressing to face either Marin Cilic or Nick Kyrgios on Sunday.
“In the last 15 months things haven’t gone my way in terms of results and injuries and everything,” Djokovic said.
"It is really refreshing to come back into a semi-finals and play at a high level again and hopefully I’ll get a chance to fight for a title.
Djokovic will face either Jeremy Chardy or Frances Tiafoe in the last four
“I am delighted that I managed to win.“Obviously I didn’t start the match as I wanted to.
“Mannarino is a very tricky player to play against on this surface. He plays very flat so the ball bounces very low.
“I had to adjust today and then it takes a little bit of time to get use to his strokes.
“I managed to get the break back and played well in the second set.
“I am delighted to be in the semi-final.”