Novak Djokovic warns he’s ‘getting better and better’ at ATP Finals
Novak Djokovic wrapped up a clean sweep of three straight sets group stage wins to enter the semi-finals brimming with confidence.
Alexander Zverev, Casper Ruud and Daniil Medvedev better bring their best if and when they play the world number one in the knockout rounds in Turin.
Djokovic defeated second alternate Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-1 in a dominant display to finish of the group stages at the ATP Finals, and will face Zverev in the last four.
“I tried not to think about tomorrow’s semi-final,” Djokovic said in his post-match interview.
“It’s not easy to walk onto the court knowing that you’ve already qualified [for the last four].
“You know your opponent, you know tomorrow’s schedule. But I try to be professional, I respect everyone I play against.
“The crowd obviously wanted to see a match. I tried to give my best, I played really well.”
Djokovic and Norrie had never played before, but the Serb had the Brit figured out to a tee for the whole match.
The five-time ATP Finals champion lost just nine points on his serve across the whole match, converting five of 10 break point opportunities presented to him.
“[My tennis] gets better and better every match,” Djokovic continued. “I couldn’t be more satisfied with my tennis prior to obviously the two most important matches in the tournament 9the semi-finals and final).
“[Zverev] is playing very well. He’s one of the best players in the world. [He has] arguably the best serve in the world.
“He’s definitely up there [as one of the] top three servers in the sport.”
World number two and defending ATP Finals champion Medvedev faces Ruud in the other semi-final match.
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