|Venue: O2 Enviornment, London Date: 15-22 November|
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Novak Djokovic moved previous Alexander Zverev in straight units to succeed in the final 4 of the ATP Finals.
The Serb world primary beat German Zverev 6-3 7-6 (7-4) on the O2 Enviornment in London.
Djokovic, looking for a record-equalling sixth title on the end-of-season match, was pushed far more within the second set however raised his stage on the essential time within the tie-break.
He’ll play Dominic Thiem within the final 4 on Saturday at 14:00 GMT.
That match is reside on BBC One and the BBC Sport web site.
US Open champion Thiem progressed as winner of Group London 2020 with Djokovic going by in second place in Group Tokyo 1970.
The opposite semi-final is between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev, who first performs a useless rubber towards Diego Schwartzman at 20:00 GMT on Friday.
“I felt nice. Within the first set he had a few break-point possibilities and I managed to serve nicely within the vital moments,” mentioned 33-year-old Djokovic.
“In distinction to the match towards Daniil Medvedev, I discovered the correct pictures on the proper time. I’ve large respect for Sascha, an excellent participant and never simple to return 140mph first serves.
“It was anyone’s recreation for a lot of the match.”
Djokovic quells Zverev fightback in second set
Their 5 earlier conferences had all been gained in straight units with none of them going to a tie-break and it appeared as if this match would comply with the sample as Djokovic, who was victorious in three of them, dominated the early phases.
He was into the groove with a love maintain, whereas Zverev gave up his first service recreation in predictable vogue, conceding the break with a double fault.
Zverev did deliver up two break-back factors at 2-4 however first serves and clear hitting from the baseline helped Djokovic see them off with little fuss, earlier than the Serb sealed the set with a trademark backhand down the road.
The second set was far more aggressive with Zverev twice shouting “come on” when saving two break factors at 2-2. As ever, although, the differential between his first and second serves was key to the match, with the 2018 champion profitable 83% of factors on his first supply and solely 35% on his second.
Zverev twice got here inside two factors of the set when Djokovic was serving however the 17-time Grand Slam champion remained strong at key moments, as they finally performed their first tie-break collectively.
The 23-year-old moved to a 2-0 lead however Djokovic rapidly levelled after which obtained the decisive mini-break with a backhand cross-court winner for 5-3.
Waiting for his semi-final towards Austrian Thiem, Djokovic added: “Clearly earlier in his profession Dominic performed his greatest on clay however being one of many hardest employees on tour, and most devoted gamers, discovered his A-game on different surfaces, and his first Slam got here on a tough court docket earlier this yr in New York.
“I performed him right here final yr and misplaced 7-6 within the third set, it was an exhilarating match. Hopefully have one other nice match – with a special consequence.”