Djokovic routs Nishikori to reach semis

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

TOKYO (AP) Kei Nishikori thought he was playing well. Then he played Novak Djokovic.

The top-ranked Serb never gave Nishikori a chance in a 6-2, 6-0 rout of the home favorite from Japan to reach the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

"He was defending amazing today - everything deep - and I was trying to stay with him but I couldn't," Nishikori said. "I thought I was playing OK but my serving was bad today and he was attacking every (time)."

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