Novak Djokovic pleased with "very solid" display

Novak Djokovic punches the air after defeating Mikhail Youzhny during the Monte Carlo Masters on April 17, 2013
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Novak Djokovic believes that his display was "very solid" in Friday's quarter-final win over Jarkko Nieminen at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Novak Djokovic has claimed that his performance was "very solid" during Friday's quarter-final win over Jarkko Nieminen at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The world number one fought back from a 0-3 deficit in the first set to come through the contest 6-4 6-3.

"It's a great step forward for me," Djokovic is quoted as saying by Eurosport.

"I did not have the feeling that the ankle was bothering me, I was very solid. I elevated the level of my game in the past two matches, definitely."

Djokovic will meet Italy's Fabio Fognini for a place in Sunday's final.

Novak Djokovic returns the ball during the match against Somdev Devvarman on March 24, 2013
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