Novak Djokovic swept apart seventh-seeded Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-2 Thursday to achieve the semifinals of the Dubai Championships, making certain he’ll maintain maintain of the No. 1 rating.
Djokovic improved to 16-Zero in 2020 and arrange a semifinal towards third-seeded Gael Monfils, towards whom he has a 16-Zero head-to-head document.
Monfils, although, is on a career-best 12-match profitable streak after two straight event titles. He stored up his robust type by beating fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-Three in his quarterfinal.
Second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas needed to come from a set right down to beat Jan-Lennard Struff 4-6, 6-4, 6-Four and can subsequent face Daniel Evans of Britain, who upset No. 6 Andrey Rublev 6-2, 7-6 (9).