Djokovic to face Zverev in semi-final at Olympics

AFP

Sports, Tennis

Zverev will be looking to end a five-match losing streak against the 20-time major champion

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating Japan's Kei Nishikori during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's singles quarterfinal tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on Thursday. (Photo: AFP)

Tokyo: German fourth seed Alexander Zverev booked a semi-final date with Golden Slam-chasing Novak Djokovic at the Olympics by seeing off France's Jeremy Chardy on Thursday.

Zverev, the second highest-ranked player left in the competition after Daniil Medvedev's exit, swatted aside Chardy 6-4, 6-1 in their last-eight match.

He will face world number one Djokovic in the semis on Friday, looking to end a five-match losing streak against the 20-time major champion.

Zverev, last year's US Open runner-up, smashed 11 aces past Chardy as he moved within one win of an Olympic medal.

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