Novak Djokovic completes ATP Finals final 4 after victory towards Alexander Zverev

The world No. 1 produced a classy show to win 6-Three 7-6 (7-Four) towards his 23-year-old opponent who struggled to achieve the depth wanted to hassle the Serb.

Each males knew the winner of their last round-robin match would face reigning US Open champion, Dominic Thiem, within the semifinals on Saturday and Djokovic is properly conscious of the problem forward.

“Being one of many hardest staff on the tour, some of the devoted gamers, Dominic (Thiem) has discovered his A-game on all surfaces. His first grand slam got here on a tough courtroom earlier this 12 months in New York,” Djokovic mentioned after his match.

“I performed him final 12 months right here and I misplaced … it was actually an exciting match. Hopefully, we will have one other nice match however hopefully with a distinct final result.”

Alexander Zverev was unable to reach the level needed to beat Novak Djokovic.

Semifinals full

Having misplaced his final group match in straight units to Daniil Medvedev, Djokovic began on the entrance foot and cruised to a set lead with relative ease.

Nevertheless, Zverev started to seek out his rhythm because the match progressed and his first serve started dominating proceedings.

But it surely was a case of too little too late for the 2018 champion as Djokovic expertly held his nerve within the second-set tiebreak — the Serb has solely misplaced one tiebreak this season.

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“I felt nice, early within the first set he had a few breakpoint possibilities however I managed to serve properly within the vital moments,” Djokovic added.

“Opposite to the final match towards Daniil (Medvedev) I simply managed to seek out the best photographs on the proper time.

“I’ve super respect for him (Alexander Zverev). He is a terrific participant, enormous serve, Clearly, it isn’t simple to return the 140mph serves.”

An in-form Medvedev will face Rafael Nadal within the different semifinal on Saturday with the season-ending finale set for Sunday.

Nadal has received 20 grand slams throughout his illustrious profession however has but to win the ATP Finals.

The event is being held on the O2 Area in London for the final time earlier than it strikes to Turin in 2021.

There will not be an opportunity for followers to say farewell to the stage that is hosted the Finals since 2009, with matches being performed behind closed doorways because of the pandemic.

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