Mason, OH (Sports Network) - Three-time runner-up Novak Djokovic and Juan
Martin del Potro were a pair of easy quarterfinal winners at the $2.825
million Western & Southern Open, the seventh of nine ATP Masters events this
The second-seeded former world No. 1 Djokovic whipped 12th-seeded Croat Marin
Cilic 6-3, 6-2 on Day 6. The Serbian star advanced in 1 hour, 21 minutes with
the help of seven aces.
The reigning U.S. and Australian Open titlist Djokovic, who lost to British
star Andy Murray in last year's Cincinnati finale, is fresh off his Masters
title in Toronto last week.
Djokovic will meet del Potro in Saturday's semifinals in a rematch of their
Olympic bronze-medal match from two weeks ago, which was won by the towering
The sixth-seeded del Potro swatted French lucky-loser Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 6-3
Friday on the hardcourts at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Del Potro fired
eight aces and was not broken in the 1-hour, 16-minute affair.
Chardy stunned the defending Cincinnati champion and Olympic gold medalist
Murray in the third round here on Thursday.
The 6-foot-6 del Potro is a former U.S. Open champ who captured his bronze
medal at the London Games earlier this month.
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