Novak Djokovic has breezed past Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter finals of the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati today.
The Serbian crushed a under par Wawrinka in a 6-4, 6-1 win. He will be happy to go into the semi's having expelled very little energy in a surprisingly one-sided match.
The Swiss will be disappointed he didn't put up more of a fight after recent wins against the world number one, notably in the French Open final this year.
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This could have been a good marker to see how well Novak is playing after being beaten by Murray in Montreal last Sunday, but with Stan not performing as well as he can, it is difficult to judge his form this week.
One thing is for sure. If anyone is to beat the super fit Djokovic then they will have to put in an incredible performance. It is maybe also telling that the winner of the last six meetings between Djokovic and Wawrinka has gone on to be champion.
The best player in the world at the moment is looking to create history this week by being the first man to win all nine Masters 1000 titles.
If he does manage to win this week then it will be a towering achievement when you think of the players who have not managed to complete the Masters collection- Federer and Nadal to name just two.
The semi-finals will take place on Saturday 22
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