Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player, has made his place in the semi-finals of the Italian Open, but Spain’s Rafael Nadal has been suspended from the tournament after losing in the quarter-finals. Djokovic defeated 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 after losing a set to Dominic Koeppfer of Germany. Djokovic took more than 2 hours to win the match.
Djokovic’s anger again came in the middle of the match. He lost the racket to the ground after losing the service game. Djokovic was dismissed 2 weeks ago at the US Open because of the line judge hitting the ball.
The BBC quoted Djokovic as saying, “This is not the first or last time in my career that I have broken a racket. Sometimes I take my anger out like this. I am working on my mental and emotional health.” The way I am working on my physical health. In the upcoming match, Djokovic will face Casper Rudd of Norway who beat Italy’s Matteo Barretini 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). At the same time, Nadal was suspended by Argentina’s Diego Schwetzman in straight sets 6–2, 7–5 from the quarter-finals. This is the first time that Nadal has lost against Diego.