Djokovic moves to semis in Abu Dhabi

World No 1 Novak Djokovic saw off Gael Monfils to reach the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. The Serb defeated the forceful Frenchman 6-2 4-6 6-2 at the showing event to book a date with the man who ended his 43-match winning run in the summer, Roger Federer. Djokovic had ended the 2011 season with two tired losses at London's ATP World Tour Finals but the short rest seemed to have served him well, judging by what was a convincing, if low-tempo success.

"I was working on some things throughout the match," Djokovic said. "I was trying to find a good rhythm and I think I was playing really well for this stage. But I am not yet 100 per cent ready." David Ferrer like a three-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Spaniard came from a set down to post a 2-6 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 win and will now meet compatriot Rafael Nadal in Friday's semi-finals.

After four closely-fought games, Tsonga reeled off four in a row to claim the first set. Ferrer broke serve for the first time to lead 3-2 in the second when the Frenchman netted a forehand, but Tsonga just broke straight back. A tie-break followed and Ferrer took it to square the match. Tsonga formed the shot of the match - a dazzling forehand pass on the run - to save the first set point, but Ferrer grabbed the second chance with both hands to set up a decider.

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