Djokovic into semis after dismissing Zverev at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic crushes Isner in ATP Finals opener

"It should be a great match".

Djokovic, who will end the year as world number one for the fifth time in his career after a storming second half of the season, leads the Gustavo Kuerten group.

Novak Djokovic made it two wins from as many matches at the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev.

Novak Djokovic did not think there was any "breathtaking tennis" in his 6-4 6-1 triumph over Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals.

It was highly competitive with Zverev more than holding his own, and even threatening to break the World No. 1, but his failure to do so belied a worse fate, as he double-faulted away the set for Djokovic to take the lead.

Djokovic, who has recently climbed to the zenith of the men's ATP ranking, has won 32 of his last 34 matches heading into the clash against Zverev.

"I held serve well, I backed it up from the baseline, I played very solid and didn't give him many opportunities".

Zverev has one of the most piercing serves in the circuit and has clocked speeds over 130 miles per hour even on second serves.

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The 31-year-old Serb is now unbeaten at the top of the Guga Keurten group with a 2-0 record and advanced to his eighth year-end championships semi-final after Marin Cilic beat John Isner in three sets in the evening session. I think tennis is in good hands. Zverev is obviously the leader. 6-1, and would go on to win his 32nd Masters title.

Further errors from Cilic saw Zverev race to a 5-1 lead before a classy backhand victor and a unreturnable serve sealed the second-set tiebreak, as well as the opening win.

Speaking about his chances of winning a 6 ATP World Tour Finals and the group scenario ahead of Wednesday's game, Djokovic said, "I'm feeling fit physically and mentally". And a double-fault from Zverev in the next game gifted Djokovic the set after 48 minutes. Well, she decided she doesn't want to compete at tennis, I wish her really all the best in any future endeavors that she has in her life.

"I found it more hard than in the first match against John Isner".

A demoralized Zverev then fell apart, losing the last five games of a match that petered out into another one-sided affair - the pattern so far at the O2 Arena this year where the opening seven matches have not provided a single three-setter.

Cilic kept his hopes of a semifinal berth alive as he came through this year's first three-setter - improving his record at the tournament to a still dismal 2-9.

"It wasn't a great quality tennis match, to be honest, at least from the court", Djokovic, who was coughing occasionally and grabbing a tissue from his pocket, told reporters.

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