Novak Djokovic moved closer to breaking his title drought in 2024 by defeating Tallon Griekspoor 7-5 6-1 at the Geneva Open to advance to the semi-finals. The world number one, who took a wildcard entry, saved four set points before securing the first set and continued his dominance in the second set, clinching the victory over the world number 27.

Djokovic expressed his relief, acknowledging the tough challenge he faced in the first set and thanking his supporters for their encouragement on a cold day. He is set to face Tomas Machac in the semi-finals, aiming to regain his form before Roland-Garros.

Griekspoor, having finished a grueling match earlier in the day, couldn't withstand Djokovic's prowess. His opponent in the semi-finals, Machac, is looking to make an impact in his first ATP tour semi-final.

Friday's semi-final lineup includes an intriguing clash between Casper Ruud and Flavio Cobolli, promising an enthralling display of tennis at the Geneva Open.