Top-ranked Djokovic eases past Tsonga with straight-set quarterfinal win at Indian Wells
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has advanced to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 54 minutes.
Djokovic extended his winning streak to 22 matches dating to Oct. 31, when he last lost to American Sam Querrey in Paris. The Serb is 17-0 this year, including two titles.
He'll play either No. 3 seed Andy Murray or No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro, who met in a later quarterfinal on Friday.
Djokovic broke Tsonga four times and served out the match with his fourth 40-love game in the second set. Tsonga fell to 0-11 against Top-5 opponents since beating then-No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal in November 2011.
No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova and No. 4 Angelique Kerber were to play separate semifinals at night.