Novak Djokovic overcame a spirited challenge from Donald Young, beating the American 6-2, 7-6 (11/9) to claim the first of the semi-final places at the Eastbourne pre-Wimbledon event.
It took the world No.4 one-hour and 25 minutes to see off big-serving Canadian Vasek Pospisil in straight sets, 6-4 6-3 in front of a near capacity crowd on centre court.
Heading into Wimbledon last year, Djokovic was the world's top-ranked player, having won four Grand Slams in a row.
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The former top 40 player committed three unforced errors which gave the top seed a chance to break the American's serve for the first time. "I have had a great couple of days of training with good players with different styles", Djokovic told reporters after the match.
Djokovic will next play Daniil Medvedev after the Russian player beat fourth-seeded Steve Johnson 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 on a day when the tournament played catch-up after rain delays early in the week.
And in the second round, Britain's Heather Watson upset fourth seed Dominika Cibulkova 7-5, 6-4, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko put out Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 and Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena accounted for 16th seed Daria Gavrilova of Australia 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
John served at 71% but he had just 5 aces (he hit 27 against Lajovic) and without free points, he was powerless against the player with much better groundstrokes and movement. However, Young saved all three break points, and he held serve empathically with a forehand winner down the line. "He obviously wants me to share what I feel and how I see things...and getting a sense of how we go about tennis, about life, and what are our perspectives and analysis of the match". I enjoyed every minute of it'. When he lost in the French Open quarterfinals earlier this month, he hinted he might consider taking time off.
But Djokovic is still seeing positives. "You've got to take this in consideration rather than just focusing on this very present moment".
The pendulum swung and Halep got back on level terms with a hold to love at 5-5. "I have played eight sets in a day and a half. Sometimes hearing her speak you believe she's been spending a little too much time with Juan Coto, her sports psychologist.
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The Africans will nevertheless be taking away more than a few positives as they head home from Sochi . The Confederations Cup is broadcasted on FOX family networks and can be streamed on FOX Sports Go .
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