BNP Paribas Open: Top seed Novak Djokovic brushes aside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Novak Djokovic swept aside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in just 54 minutes to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.
Last Updated: 16/03/13 1:19pm
The world No 1 extended his unbeaten run to 22 matches with a ruthless display against an error-prone Tsonga, needing just 54 minutes to clinch victory.
Djokovic recorded two breaks in each set and did not drop a single point on his own serve in the second. He clinched victory in style, hammering down two aces to get 40-0 ahead before his French opponent pushed a backhand long.
"I definitely feel very happy about this performance today," the top seed - who has now not been beaten since last October - said afterwards.
"I thought Jo didn't play his best. He made a lot of unforced errors and his serve wasn't going well and that made my life a lot easier on the court."
Djokovic will face either Andy Murray or Juan Martin Del Potro, who are due face each other later on Friday, in the last four of the tournament.
Tsonga admitted he had been well below par as he suffered an eighth successive defeat against the Serbian.
"I did a lot of mistakes," he said. "It was tough for me to keep the ball in the court, not because he put me under a lot of pressure.
"I don't know how to explain that, but it was a day for me without sensation. Everything I tried to do, I missed it."