The only player to take a set off Novak Djokovic at the Australia Open, Ivan Dodig has come announced himself, overcoming fellow Croatian Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-4 in the Zagreb quarterfinals. Dodig, who is ranked number 84, managed to avoid being broken and close out the match in one hour and 49 minutes.
Dodig now finds himself in his first tour level semifinal. “This is the biggest win of my life and my biggest result in whole career.” He will now face Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Also in Zagreb Florian Mayer defeated two time defending champion Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-4 and will now face Michael Berrer after Richard Gasquet retired.