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Djokovic just two wins away from US Open 2016 title.

Novak Djokovic watched cartoons instead of Gael Monfils match

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Reigning US Open champion Novak Djokovic entered his tenth consecutive semi-final at Flushing Meadows after triumphing over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-final on Tuesday.

After the game, during the post-match interview, Djokovic was asked whether he had the chance of monitoring his opponent, Gael Monfils, whom he is scheduled to face in the penultimate round of the tournament.

He replied by saying: “When you have a two-year-old, you don’t watch too much of tennis. You watch a lot of cartoons.”

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Further asked which shows he was following, the Serbian added: “I was watching Peppa Pig, I was watching Frozen.

"A lot of cartoons. Anybody who is a parent understands that, so I am going through that. It is the most beautiful thing in the world.”

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Djokovic’s wife Jelena was seen smiling from the stands at the answer, and she was visibly happy to see her husband progress after a tough few months.

The couple tied the knot in 2014, and later that year, Jelena gave birth to a baby boy who was named Stefan Djokovic.

However, many might consider the world number one’s journey in the competition to be quite lucky as he had to complete only two matches to reach this stage, spending just six hours and 26 minutes on court, as claimed by The Telegraph.

You can see Djokovic's post-match interview below.

Apart from Tsonga, Mikhail Youzhny and Jiri Vesely also withdrew from their matches against the Serb after struggling with injuries.

Djokovic had an easy outing both in the second and third rounds, having to play just six games in total.

Nevertheless, the 29-year-old will be aiming to overturn his fortunes in what has been a difficult year for him professionally.

2016 US Open - Day 9

Frenchman Monfils will be determined to get the better of Djokovic, whom he has faced 12 times previously, failing to register a single win in the process, according to ATP World Tour.

Nevertheless, the semi-final match will be a highly anticipated clash among two hugely talented professionals, as Djokovic eyes back-to-back titles at the US Open.

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Topics:
US Open Tennis
Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic
Gael Monfils
Tennis
Serena Williams
Roger Federer
Andy Murray

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