World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will battle against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the 2013 Monte Carlo Masters quarter final on Friday 19th April at 13:00 GMT, being played here on outdoor clay courts at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.
25-year-old Novak Djokovic has overcome against third round opponent Juan Monaco of Argentina in three sets with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 score line and outlasted Russian Mikhail Youzhny in opening round with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Serbian needs to work hard ahead of the tough battle against best players on the tour, where he is looking forward to play best tennis in further rounds of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters.
Jarkko Nieminen has reached Monte Carlo Masters quarter finals, where he has showed great performance to outlast World No. 7 Juan Martin Del Potro in three sets with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 score line. He also defeated Canadian raising star Milos Raonic in three sets with a 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 in second rounds.
Djokovic and Nieminen have meet for four times so far in their tennis career and Serbian leads with a 3-1 win loss head-to-head record. The pair last meet at the 2010 Basel Open fourth round and Djokovic clinches victory in two sets with a 6-4, 7-6 scores line.
As per the predications’, Djokovic is considered as favorite to clinch victory in straight sets and advances into the 2013 Monte Carlo Masters semi finals on Friday, being played here on outdoor clay courts in Monte Carlo.