Ivan Dodig in Semifinals of Plava Laguna Croatia Open, Tonight!

Daniela Rogulj

Croatia’s Ivan Dodig has advanced to the semifinals of the Plava Laguna Croatia Open in Umag after defeating top-seed David Goffin!

Ivan Dodig has every reason to celebrate after winning the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in Umag against the number 14 player in the world – Belgian David Goffin. Dodig won 7:5, 6:3 and placed in his first semifinals since 2013, reports Gol.hr on July 21, 2017.

Dodig’s aggressive play disarmed a renowned rival yesterday, and our 32-year-old Ivan, who hadn’t recorded a singles win on the main tour since 2016, advanced to his first semifinals since 2013 in Tokyo. This is Dodig’s eighth semifinals in an ATP tournament in his career.


“I will remember this as one of my best days when I played at the top level. I know that my tennis is still at a good level and my body has held up to now. Everything was out of my hands, and that’s tennis, unpredictable, which is why we love it,” said Dodig for Croatian Television after his great victory at Goran Ivanišević Stadium.

Ivan Dodig became the sixth Croatian tennis player to break through to the semifinals at the Croatia Open. Goran Prpić, Goran Ivanišević, Ivan Ljubičić, Željko Krajan and Marin Čilić have all advanced before Dodig.

In the semifinals, which will take place at 17:30 Croatian time, Dodig will face Russian Andrey Rubljev who placed in the semifinals after defeating Fabio Fognini 6:7, 6:2, 7:6. This will be Rublev’s first ATP World Tour semi final. 

Translated from Gol.hr


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