French Open: Novak Djokovic Stays on Course for Maiden Title

Updated: 05 June 2014 15:45 IST

Novak Djokovic is only missing the French Open trophy to complete his Grand Slam set but he moved closer towards his dream behind the back of an excellent return of serve against Milos Raonic to book a semifinal spot.

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Novak Djokovic reacts after a point during his French Open match.

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Novak Djokovic stayed firmly on course to win his first French Open title as he tamed big serving Canadian Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to reach the semi-finals on Tuesday.

The Serb world number two is only missing the Roland Garros trophy to complete his Grand Slam set but he moved closer towards his dream behind the back of an excellent return of serve.

The 27-year-old from Belgrade reached his sixth semi-final in Paris, the third best tally in the Open era, as he made it three wins out of three against Raonic, following Rome in May and a Davis Cup semi-final in 2013.

He will now play 18th seed Ernests Gulbis for a place in the final after the Latvian eliminated Czech Republic sixth seed Tomas Berdych.

Topics : Tennis
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