Djokovic struggles physically, tremors return in Geneva semi-final loss to Machac

Novak Djokovic will head into the French Open without having reached a final in 2024 after looking shaky physically against Tomas Machac on Friday in Geneva.

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Novak Djokovic‘s title drought in 2024 continued on Friday as the world No 1 was upset by Czech Tomas Machac in the semi-finals of the Geneva Open.

The Serb, who celebrated his 37th birthday on court earlier in the week, came to Geneva in the hope to get some more matches and confidence heading into next week’s French Open. However, he was ousted by 44th-ranked Machac 6-4, 0-6, 6-1at the Tennis Club de Genève, Parc des Eaux-Vives.

Machac will face the winner of the match between Italian Flavio Cobolli and Norwegian Casper Ruud, the second seed, next. He will be playing in his first ATP final.

Machac previously defeated No 8 seed Jack Draper (7-6 (6), 6-1), American qualifier Nicolas Moreno De Alboran (4-6, 7-5, 6-0) and American Alex Michelsen (6-3, 7-6 (2)).

Djokovic’s tremors return in confusing performance

Earlier in the week Djokovic, ranked No 1, beat German Yannick Hanfmann (6-3, 6-3) and Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, the No 6 seed (7-5, 6-1).

However, he was out of sorts against Machac and the tremors during changeovers that had previously been on display this season return on Friday.

Djokovic has yet to reach a final this season and takes his record for 2024 to 14-6.

Geneva ATP 250, other semi-final match (Tennis Club de Genève, Parc des Eaux-Vives, clay, EUR 579,320):

  • Flavio Cobolli vs. Casper Ruud

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