Novak Djokovic digs in to defeat Alexander Zverev in straight sets as world No 1 sets up semi-final meeting against Dominic Thiem with ATP Finals at O2 Arena heating up
- Novak Djokovic secured the final semi-final spot in this year’s ATP Finals
- The world No 1 overcame 2018 champion Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 on Friday
- Djokovic faces US Open champion Dominic Thiem for a spot in the final
Novak Djokovic defeated Alexander Zverev to set up a semi-final clash against US Open champion Dominic Thiem at the Nitto ATP Finals.
For the second day in a row at London’s O2 Arena, one of the world’s top two tennis players found himself in a straight shoot-out for a place in the last four.
And Djokovic emulated Rafael Nadal, who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, by seeing off 2018 champion Zverev 6-3, 7-6.
The top seed’s victory means the world’s leading four players make up the semi-final line-up, with Daniil Medvedev already through as group winner ahead of his clash with Diego Schwartzman on Friday evening.
More to follow.
Novak Djokovic held his own as he reached the last four of the ATP Finals at London’s O2 Arena
Alexander Zverev was beaten 6-3, 7-6 on Friday as Djokovic held his own to reach the last four
Zverev struggled with Djokovic’s serve and it showed in Friday’s afternoon session in London