ATP Monte Carlo - Federer v Djokovic
The Swiss Maestro, who took on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, did not enjoy the brightest of starts as he was outplayed by the ninth-seeded Frenchman in the second half of the opening set. Federer somehow raced through the final set and while Tsonga saved the first match point to avoid a bagel, he was helpless to stop the 17-time Grand Slam winner to seal the clash by winning 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Second seed Djokovic faced an even tougher test against last week’s Casablanca title holder Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The unseeded Spaniard confirmed his good form in the first set which he opened by creating a double break cushion by 4-1. The Serb put in a more convincing display in the following set, yet he was somewhat lucky not to fall a set and a break behind in a couple of his service games. Lopez was broken three times by Djokovic who set up a classic semi-final showdown with Federer after a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 triumph.