Friday, April 20, 2012

Djokovic vs Robin Hasse: Monte Carlo Quartersfinals

Thursday was a good and a bad day for the Serb Djokovic - good news first that he moves into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis. And the bad news: he lost his grandfather and mentor Vladimir Djokovic - the news of his death came when the Serb was in practice session Thursday and he wept on the court.

World Number One Djokovic (L) takes on Dutchman Haase (R)
Djokovic lost his first set to Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, but later got hold of him and won the next two sets 6-1, 6-4. even after winning the match, the Serb wept again remembering his grandfather who was part of the family’s strong sporting heritage.

In his qurterfinal match Friday, the World Number One Djokovic faces 52nd ranked Dutchman Robin Haase, who ousted David Ferrer’s conqueror, Thomaz Bellucci, 6-2, 6-3. 

Djokovic has lost only one of his last ten matches this year at Indian Wells at the hands of John Inser 7-6(7) 3-6 7-6(5), while the Dutchman has lost three, the last being at Casablana to L Quahab. 

Both players have met twice before, with the Serb in command.