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Djokovic into French semis

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Novak Djokovic has progressed into the semi-finals of the French Open after eliminating Tomas Berdych in straight sets. 

The 6-3 7-5 6-3 quarter-final win means Djokovic will meet either Dominic Thiem or David Goffin in the final four, with Andy Murray playing Stan Wawrinka in the other semi.

The world No 1 was never truly troubled by Berdych and marched into the last four having dropped just one set, to last-16 opponent Roberto Bautista Agut, en route.

He raced through the opening set and, even when confronted by resistance at 5-5 in the second, the Serb broke at the crucial time to avoid a tie-break.

Berdych broke as the third set began but Djokovic immediately replied with his own, before the match was briefly suspended due to rain at 3-3. No sooner had they returned, Djokovic broke to go 5-3 ahead before serving out the match.

Thursday's result edges Djokovic one step closer to challenging for the only Grand Slam that still eludes him.

Should he finally lift the Roland Garros trophy, Djokovic would be the simultaneous champion of all four Grand Slams.

In beating Berdych, Djokovic extends his winning record to 24-2 in their career head-to-head.

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