Novak Djokovic defeated David Ferrer 7-5, 7-5 in Thursday evening to face John Isner in Miami Semifinal on Friday at 7pm.
Novak looked like he was enjoying himself on the court, thing that didnt happen during his previously matches. He was playing with more confident and making amazing shots.
Ferrer raced out to an early lead in the match, but Novak regrouped quickly. He broke back in the seventh game and once again in the 11th, clinching the opening set 7-5.
In the second set, Djokovic broke first and held for 3-1 lead. He was serving for the match at 5-4. The Spaniard saved one match point and levelled at 5-all. However, Nole earned new break point chances in the 11th game and was successful closing out the contest on second attempt after one hour and 53 minutes of play.
“David is one of the toughest opponents, I knew the match would be physical,” said Djokovic. “He gives you nothing and makes you work for every point.” “My strategy was to try and dominate from the baseline, but stay alert for chances to come to the net. That is something I’ve been working on.”
“It was a tough match, but one that I enjoyed. The next round will be totally different against Isner, who has one of the best serves in the game.”
During his press conference Nole said that even down in 1st set he knew he’d have his chances. He stayed mentally committed, felt better than last match. Expects a tough match vs Isner, said John will feel more confident than in Indian Wells cause he’s beaten great players here. (Via Carole Bouchard on twitter)