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Djokovic without playing advances to the semifinals of the Madrid tournament

Djokovic without playing advances to the semifinals of the Madrid tournament

The world number one, Serbian Novak Djokovic, became the first semifinalist in the Madrid tournament without playing, after the withdrawal of Croatian Marin Cilic due to a stomach problem.

The Croatian announced his withdrawal on social networks with a message addressed to fans, tournament organization and his rival.

“I’m sorry to have to announce that I will be out for today’s game. I had a terrible night with food poisoning. I am extremely disappointed to finish my tournament in Madrid like this. Thank you for your support, “Cilic wrote on his Twitter account.

In the semifinals, Djokovic will face the winner of the duel between the Swiss Roger Federer and the Austrian Dominique Thiem, which is played in the early afternoon.

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It is the first time that Djokovic has reached a semi-final since the Australian Open, which he ended up winning.

The Serbian had won the day before in the quarterfinals against Frenchman Jérémy Chardy.

In the other two quarterfinal matches, the Spaniard Rafa Nadal will face the Swiss Stan Wawrinka and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas the German Alexander Zverev. AFP

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