Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic cruised into the semi-finals of men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics here at Ariake Tennis Park on Thursday. The world number one registered a dominant straight-sets 6-2, 6-0 win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori in just 72 minutes.Also Read - Novak Djokovic Coaching Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal During Laver Cup Match is Surreal; PICS go VIRAL

Djokovic, whose best result in Olympics was a bronze medal in Beijing 2008, was not broken even once in the match. Nishikori, considered the local favourite, made 16 unforced errors. Thursday also marked the day when tennis matches at the Olympics began at their new timing, 3pm local time instead of 11am. Also Read - Roger Federer BREAKS Silence on GOAT Debate Featuring Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Ahead of Retirement

The 34-year-old Djokovic will be later seen in action in the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles alongside Nina Stojanovic, playing for a spot in the semi-final against Kevin Krawietz and Laura Siegemund of Germany. Djokovic will continue his quest for Olympic glory and a calendar slam against either of Germany’s Alexander Zverev or France’s Jeremy Chardy in the semi-final. Also Read - Novak Djokovic Pulls Out of US Open, 2022 Wimbledon Winner Confirms

Meanwhile, Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev crashed out of the quarter-finals after a 6-2, 7-6(5) loss to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in a clash which ran for an hour and 43 minutes. Busta next faces Karen Khachanov, who was made to work hard for a 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-3 win over France’s Ugo Humbert in two hours and 34 minutes.