Stefanos Tsitsipas

Djokovic beats de Minaur to advance to Monte Carlo Masters semis

MONTE CARLO - Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated Australian Alex de Minaur 7-5, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters tournament.

Djokovic, who won after two hours and five minutes of play, will on Saturday face the winner of the tie between Ugo Humbert of France and Casper Ruud of Norway.

Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with straight-set win over Khachanov

Two-time champion Stefanos Tsitsipas eased into the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Karen Khachanov.

The 12th-ranked Greek player dropped only five points on his first serve and hit 20 winners.

He will next face either Jannik Sinner or Holger Rune for a spot in the final at the clay-court event.

Djokovic, Sinner cannot clash in Monte Carlo before final

MONTE CARLO - Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the world number one in men's tennis singles, was on Friday drawn to face the winner of the tie between Roman Safiulin and a qualifier in the Monte Carlo Masters second round and could play Carlos Alcaraz in the potential semi-finals and Jannik Sinner or Daniil Medvedev in the potential final.

Kecmanovic loses to Draper in Acapulco quarters

ACAPULCO - Serbian tennis player Miomir Kecmanovic lost 6-2, 6-2 to Briton Jack Draper in the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Acapulco on Friday.

Draper, who won after just 83 minutes of play, will next face Australian Alex de Minaur, who beat Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The prize money in Acapulco is 2,206,080 dollars.

Tsitsipas scores first straight-sets win to advance to 4th round

No 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece plays a forehand return to Luca Van Assche of France during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Friday. Tsitsipas beat the #NextGen ATP Frenchman 6-3, 6-0, 6-4, his first straight-sets win of this fortnight. He will meet No 12 Taylor Fritz, who defeated Fabian Morozsan 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.