The victory was Djokovic’s 69th straight as he continues his pursuit of a calendar Golden Slam (winning all four Grand Slams plus the Olympics in one year). He’ll face either Alexander Zverev or Jeremy Chardy in the semifinals. Nishikori, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, was the host nation’s last hope for a singles tennis medal after No. 2 seed Naomi Osaka was knocked out in the third round on the women’s side.
Novak Djokovic Rolls Into Olympic Semifinals With Win Over Kei Nishikori – news Chicago Japan’s Ena Shibahara and Ben McLachlan are still alive in the mixed doubles tournament, playing in the quarterfinals later on Thursday.
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