London, Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one,
became the first man to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Finals after
defeating third seeded the German Alexander Zverev ,6-4, 6-1.
In the second round of Guga Kuerten group, Djokovic, 31, who is
seeking to equalize Roger Federer’s record in the number of titles (6
titles), has no difficulty defeating, for the second time, Zverev . It took
him only an hour and 17 minutes.
Zverev beat Djokovic in their first match in the final of the 1000th
round of the Masters in Rome 2017 (6-4, 6-3). The latter revenged in
the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters 2018 and won (6-2, 6-1).
In the first round, Djokovic beat American John Esner (2 hrs.08min)
for the ninth time in 11 encounters, while Alexander Zverev defeated
Croatia’s Marin Celic, 6-6 (7-5), 7- 6(7-1).
Djokovic will meet Celic in the third round on Friday, while Zverev will
face Eisner. Djokovic won the masters title in five occasions: 2008,
2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Masters and a runner up in 2016.
Source: Oman News Agency