Novak Djokovic fought lend a hand to beat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov and be nice Serbia reached the ATP Cup semi-finals.
World number two Djokovic rallied to beat Shapovalov 4-6 6-1 7-6 (7-4) and give Serbia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the tie after Dusan Lajovic beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-2.
Serbian pair Viktor Troicki and Nikola Cacic then beat Peter Polansky and Adil Shamasdin 6-3 6-2 in the doubles to gain a orderly sweep in Sydney.
They’d play Russia in the closing four.
Australian Originate champion Djokovic has obtained all of his singles rubbers at the ATP Cup nonetheless used to be made to work no longer easy by Shapovalov.
Shapovalov, who has overwhelmed top-10 avid gamers Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev at the tournament, broke Djokovic in the penultimate recreation of primarily the main keep before serving it out.
However, Djokovic blasted thru the 2d, converting all three of his shatter opportunities to power a decider.
Djokovic served for the match at 5-4 in the third keep and had a 30-0 lead when a spectator used to be taken in unhappy health in the stands and play used to be halted.
The Serb gave the fan a bottle of wintry water as she used to be escorted out of the stadium nonetheless he lost the following four substances when play resumed and Shapovalov broke lend a hand.
Shapovalov saved four match substances, including two off the Djokovic serve, nonetheless the Canadian sent a forehand lengthy as Djokovic secured victory in two hours and 41 minutes.
“This used to be the closest match I agree with ever played in opposition to Denis. It used to be so shut, it will also agree with long gone a definite map without complications,” Djokovic said.
“He used to be taking part in some terrific tennis and I are searching to present an sizable round of applause and credit rating to him.”
Spain will play Belgium in a while Friday, with the winner taking part in hosts Australia in the 2d semi-closing.