Novak Djokovic

Roland Garros 2014 SF: Djokovic defeats Gulbis

Djokovic cruised through the first two sets 6-3 6-3 and then suddenly seemed to suffer physically in the third set that he lost 6-3. He refocused in the fourth set to advance to the French Open final for the second time of his career:

The first two sets went well. Then suddenly midway through the third set I started to feel physically fatigued a little bit, and you could feel that.
I’m going to have now two days of recovery and get ready for the final.

If he wins against Nadal on Suday, he’ll become the eighth man in tennis history to complete a career Grand Slam, and will also return to No. 1.

First time Grand Slam semifinal Gulbis said he struggled with tiredness and tension during the match:

The difference in the match was, first of all, I’m not used to playing these kind of big matches. It’s just normal I felt extra nervous and extra tense. I can take one positive side out of the match: that I could still win a third set feeling that nervous and that extra tired, and I saw that he was feeling the same. So, it’s not only me.

Following his good results in Paris, Gulbis will enter the top 10 for the first time of his troubled career.

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Amélie Mauresmo

Ernests Gulbis

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Ernests Gulbis

Novak Djokovic 

Novak Djokovic and Ernests Gulbis

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Thanks a lot to Jérôme Chainay for the pictures!

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