Sunday, June 20, 2021

Tennis: Djokovic sets up Thiem semis in ATP Finals 2020

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Novak Djokovic moved past Alexander Zverev in straight sets to reach the last four of the ATP Finals.

The Serb world number one beat German Zverev 6-3 7-6 (7-4) at the O2 Arena in London.

 

 

Djokovic, seeking a record-equalling sixth title at the end-of-season tournament, was pushed much more in the second set but raised his level at the crucial time in the tie-break.

 

He will play Dominic Thiem in the last four on Saturday at 14:00 GMT.

 

That match is live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

 

US Open champion Thiem progressed as winner of Group London 2020 with Djokovic going through in second position in Group Tokyo 1970.

 

"I felt great. In the first set he had a couple of break-point chances and I managed to serve well in the important moments," said 33-year-old Djokovic.

 

"In contrast to the match against Daniil, I found the right shots at the right time. I have tremendous respect for Sascha, who is a great player and it is not easy to return 140mph first serves.

 

 

"It was anybody's game for most of the match."

 

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