Novak Djokovic rediscovers mojo to set-up Rafael Nadal semi-final test

Novak Djokovic beat Kei Nishikori in the Italian Open quarter-finals to set up a clash with Rafael Nadal.

The Serb has struggled for form since returning from an elbow injury but regained his rhythm to power to a 2-6 6-1 6-3 victory.

“It means a lot to me to be able to play [in the] semi-finals of a tournament again,” said Djokovic.

“This is what I was looking forward to. This is what I was hoping to achieve.”

The other semi-final will see in-form Alexander Zverev taking on Marin Cilic.