Novak Djokovic fought off a tenacious Italian opponent and the partisan Rome crowd to reach the Internazionali d'Italia men's final.
Having sat a set and a break down heading into the resumption, Novak Djokovic demonstrated all his fighting qualities to recover in Rome.
Reigning Internazionali BNL d'Italia champion Novak Djokovic has work to do when his quarter-final with Stefanos Tsitsipas resumes.
The majority of the big names advanced in Rome on Thursday, but Rafael Nadal almost suffered another clay-court defeat.
Novak Djokovic mara ke suku akhir Internazionali d'Italia dengan kemenangan straight-set ke atas Alejandro Davidovich Fokina semalam.
World number one Novak Djokovic was a cut above Alejandro Davidovich Fokina as he sealed his place in the last eight at the Foro Italico.
World number one Novak Djokovic was broken twice in the second set, but Taylor Fritz could not take the top seed the distance in Rome.
Taylor Fritz progressed to a meeting with world number one Novak Djokovic in Rome, while Rafael Nadal will face Jannik Sinner.
Andy Murray will be practising with some of the tennis elite in Rome over the coming week as he targets full match fitness.
Juara bertahan, Novak Djokovic, mendedahkan bahawa dia tidak akan beraksi di Terbuka Madrid minggu depan.