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


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