Novak Djokovic continued his dominant form at the ATP World Tour Finals with a comfortable 6-2 6-2 victory over Tomas Berdych in just over an hour at the sold-out O2 Arena in London. The win also secured the Serb his number one ranking at the end of the season for the third time in four years.
By Javier Yap – @javiervanderyap
“It’s a great deal of happiness knowing that what I’ve been through in the entire season has led me to where I am and finishing the year as number one.”
Source: Eurosport UK
The new father, 27, was already guaranteed a spot in the semi finals before his last round-robin match against the Czech. Djokovic will hope to continue his impressive indoor winning streak of 30 which dates back to 2012, against Japan’s Kei Nishikori in today’s first semi-final face-off.
The other semi-final will be contested between Swiss Davis Cup teammates, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka. Wawrinka defeated U.S. Open Champion Marin Cilic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to secure a semi-final appearance at his debut world tour finals.
Nishikori may have stunned Novak Djokovic in the semi finals at Flushing Meadows this year, but the Serb’s blistering form of having dropped less than four games in each of his three round-robin matches will prove to be a challenge for the world number five.
A final show down between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer looks likely, with the two having been relatively untroubled so far and not dropping a set. If Djokovic sees off Nishikori and prevails in the final, he will become the first player to win three consecutive ATP Finals since Ivan Lendl did so between 1985 and 1987.