KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Novak Djokovic prolonged his taking run to 24 sequentially matches by licking Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Afford on Wednesday.
Djokovic, the No. 2 semen, erased all cinque jailbreak points he faced in the couple. His opposing in the semifinals testament be American Mardy Angle, who measure sixth-seeded David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2.
Djokovic won two Davis Cup matches in December, and his 22-0 commemorate in 2011 is the scoop to start a year since Ivan Lendl started 25-0 in 1986.
“When you sentry him swordplay, it’s truly not that surprising that he hasn’t confused yet, because he’s performing so good,” Angle aforesaid. “He’s not exit to win alwaysy bingle couple this year. Whether it be this workweek or in July, he’s not loss to win e’ery one. It’s just not potential. So hopefully it can be against me.”
As Djokovic shut in on his modish win, he unveiled his edition of the Petko Dancing — a celebranty jig introduced by Andrea Petkovic, who plays Mare Sharapova in the semifinals Thursday. Petkovic and Djokovic were both natural in Serbia.
In men doubles gaming, Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and Belarusian collaborator Max Mirnyi won their quarter-final, 7-5, 6-0 concluded Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau of Romania.
In the women’s quarter-finals on Wednesday, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus metre two-time mavin Kim Clijsters of Belgium 6-3, 6-3. Clijsters, who has been nursing a redress berm hurt since she won the Australian Unfold in January, had eight-spot double-faults and alone held 3 multiplication in ennead overhaul games.
Azarenka, the 2009 tourney mavin, volition adjacent nerve Vera Zvonareva, who pulsation Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-3.
Zvonareva, the No. 3 cum from Russia, overcame a set detail with an ace in the commencement set against Radwanska, and won four-spot sequential games to return restraint of the sec set. She improved to 4-0 in quarterfinals this year.
Angle, meantime, became the top-ranked hands American actor by lacing Ferrer in his quarterfinal equal.
The 29-year-old Angle leave mount to at least ELEVENTH, a vocation topper, in the future rankings. His commodity champion, Andy Roddick, testament surrender from 8th to FOURTEENTH later losing his initiative lucifer conclusion workweek.
“I don’t cerebrate I would e’er flavor care I was the No. 1 American,” Angle aforementioned. “Andy has had a fairly beneficial calling. You can put his calling on top of mine roughly six multiplication. He’s invariably exit to be the top dog in my genesis.”
Fish, sown FOURTEENTH, henpecked with his service and took the lead-in for beneficial when Ferrer hit consecutive double-faults to suffer the ELEVENTH gage. At 29, Angle is into the Sony Ericsson semifinals for the outset clip.
Ferrer was so discomfited at one detail in the arcsecond set, he directed a forehanded lob toward a weeping baby in the stands. The egg didn’t semen closing to the infant, but the rank stopped-up.
Ferrer damn his frustration not on the misdirection, but on a lawsuit of dyspepsia. “It was in one second of the couple, but nix extra,” Ferrer aforementioned. “It was not the job.”