Published: Sat, November 21, 2020
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Novak Djokovic completes ATP Finals last four after victory against Alexander Zverev

Novak Djokovic completes ATP Finals last four after victory against Alexander Zverev

Zverev dug in his heels and Djokovic looked frustrated at times and twice had to hold serve to stay in the second set.

"I'm leaning towards this guy called Daniil Medvedev at the moment, I'm just super impressed with him".

Tennis has largely closed ranks around Zverev, with Australian Daria Gavrilova a notable exception in saying she believes Sharypova, and Djokovic has offered the German his support. "So we will have to wait and see".

"Yeah, I mean, why not? Yes, why not? Probably it should be there in place".

Despite the flat feel, Djokovic was quickly into game-mode and when world number seven Zverev double-faulted to drop serve in his first service game he seized control. I'm looking forward to playing in London for the first time. "So maybe that kind of case will in a way inspire ATP to do something like that".

Zverev again implied he would not be taking legal action - something Sharypova has also said - and, despite the allegations and the coronavirus pandemic, declared it had been a "great year". It's very unfortunate that these kind of false allegations can put such damage and put the attention away from the sport, but it's the world we live in right now unfortunately. Many people asked me why I kept my mouth shut and didn't say anything.

Medvedev will be going for a third straight group victory when he plays already-eliminated Diego Schwartzman in the late match.

The top seed's victory means the world's top four players make up the last four, with Daniil Medvedev already through as group victor ahead of his clash with Diego Schwartzman on Friday evening.

Nadal has won 20 grand slams during his illustrious career but has yet to win the ATP Finals.

Daniil Medvedev's impressive win over Novak Djokovic on Wednesday night guaranteed the Russian the pass to the semifinals and, in addition, as the first of his group, named Tokyo 1970, where Nole is not yet assured of his presence in the next round.

Medvedev hit 31 winners against Schwartzman and broke the Argentine three times. "I have tremendous respect for Sascha, a great player and not easy to return 140mph first serves".

Both players were forced to save break points early in the second set, before they raised their level on serve to reach a tie-break.

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