Today, Salma Zak wrote the match report. You can read here what she wrote:
For the fourth time in his career Novak Djokovic reached the Monte Carlo semi finals after defeating Robin Haase in 78 minutes.
On contrary, the match started with Haase breaking Novak serve but Novak catch up the next two games.
The sixth game in the first set was little bit long as they draw 4 times, and despite Novak was ahead of Hass 3 times he lost the game and felt disappointment.
Now the result become 4 – 2, and with the beginning of the seventh game we wondered whether Djokovic’s level decreased or he’ll come back quickly??
But the answer came from Haase as he took three consecutive points and broke Novak’s serve for the second time in the match.
In the eight game Novak returned to his good play but though he lost easy points and Haase won it and now the result is 4 -4.
The serves was for Novak in the ninth game and he started it with two unforced errors and the statics showed that Haase `s winners till now are 4 and his unforced errors were 15, for Novak his winners were 6 and unforced errors were 19!!
But after Novak draw 30 -30 he could come back and focused to win the game after losing 3 games.
The tenth game in the first set Novak used a new racket and it was a hard one for him too as Haase had an advantage to break but Novak won smart points to win the game and the first set.
Novak’s performance was varying on the first set so let’s see what he did in the second one as he started it on serving.
The first set witnessed Novak’s first interaction with the crowds after he won 3 marvelous points then he won a clear game. Then he broke Haase serve in the second game with an over head clever point. The 3rd game he won his serve easily.
He started the fourth game of the second set with a drop shot and he won a clear game despite the serve was for Haase.
Now the result is 4 – 0 in the second set.
Hass came back to win his first game of the set with 4 uninterrupted points.
Djokovic won the sixth game after they draw twice but he broke Haase serve and the Prince Albert II of Monaco cheered for Nole!
Novak was serving the seventh game for the match and despite the result was once 40 – 30 for him, Haase made offensive and sudden plays to win the game and gave the match another time.
Both players made clever plays at the eights game and eventually Djokovic won it from an error from Haase. And the final result is 6-4 6-2.
Djokovic will tomorrow play his semi final with the Czech Tomas Berdych as he beats Andy Murray earlier today.
Good Luck Nole!
Written by: Salma Zak (@salmazak )