Djokovic rolls over Cilic to set up Nadal semi-final

Top-seed takes just 65 minutes to beat reigning US Open champion in Monte Carlo Masters.

    Djokovic is the top-seed at Monte Carlo [EPA]
    Djokovic is the top-seed at Monte Carlo [EPA]

    Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-3 to move into the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

    The world number one and top-seed took just 65 minutes, winning the first eight games against Croatia's reigning US Open champion.

    Djokovic, who fired 15 winners and broke five times, will next face eight-time Monte Carlo winner Rafael Nadal.

    The world number five and third seed came through against fellow Spaniard Ferrer 6-4 5-7 6-2, eventually suppressing his tireless compatriot after two hours and 44 minutes of typically attritional combat..

    Frenchman Gael Monfils also reached the last-four with a straight-sets win over ninth-seed Grigor Dimitrov.

    Monfils prevailed 6-1, 6-3 and will take on sixth-seed Tomas Berdych who advanced after Milos Raonic retired hurt trailing 5-2 in the opening set.

    Results:

    1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 8-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-0 6-3

    14-Gael Monfils (France) beat 9-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 6-1 6-3

    6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat 4-Milos Raonic (Canada) 5-2 (Raonic retired)

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.