Khachanov To Face Djokovic At World Tennis Championship

REUTERS

 

Karen Khachanov booked a semi-final meeting with world number one Novak Djokovic with a straight-sets triumph over Dominic Thiem at the World Tennis Championship.

Djokovic and Rafael Nadal received byes into the last four and the Serbian awaits Khachanov after a 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 victory for the Russian.

Khachanov slipped from 3-1 up to 5-3 down in the opening set but recovered to force a tie-break, before an early break in the second proved enough to clinch the win.

 

Nadal will meet Kevin Anderson in the next round following a 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 6-1 win for the South African over Hyeon Chung.

Anderson squandered two set points before losing the first-set tie-break but opened up a 4-0 lead in each of the remaining two sets to come away with a comfortable victory.