Novak Djokovic Vs Kei Nishikori came to an unexpected end when Djokovic was handed a walkover by his Japanese counterpart. Djokovic reaches the Semi-final and waits for the winner of the match between Rafael Nadal and David Goffin.
The Serb, who had a couple of tough encounters in his opening two matches in Madrid could get some much needed rest ahead of his semis and come in really fresh for a place in the finals.
Stats already favoured Djokovic, who was leading Nishikori 11-2 in their head-to-head matches. It would be interesting to see how the Serb capitalizes on the rest and makes it count.
Here is the tweet announcing Nishikori’s withdrawal!
@keinishikori no disputará los CF debido a una lesión de muñeca. @DjokerNole avanza a las semifinales del #MMOPEN. Mejórate, Kei! 😘