Wins for Djokovic and Federer
Originally published on 15/11/15
World No.1 Djokovic extended his unbeaten streak to 23 matches with a dominant 6-1 6-1 victory over Kei Nishikori before Federer defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-2 in the evening session.
Bidding to become the first man in the history of the tournament to win four consecutive titles, Djokovic needed just 65 minutes to defeat Nishikori and secure his 15th straight win at the season finale.
"I think I was at my best," said Djokovic, who was presented with the ATP World Tour No.1 trophy for a fourth time in five years after the match. "Undoubtedly it's been an incredible performance that I was hoping I can have coming into the match, coming into this tournament where I've had a great record in last couple of years. Reflecting back on those memories of course gives me more confidence, more comfort coming into every single match.”
Meanwhile Federer, a six-time champion at the event, was also honoured after his match – receiving both the ATP Fans Favourite Award and the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.
After an early exchange of breaks, Federer broke for a 5-4 lead before reeling off six straight games to take control of the match, wrapping up victory in 69 minutes. The 17-time Grand Slam champion will take on Djokovic on Tuesday at The O2.
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
Day One (Sunday, November 15)
Singles Group Stan Smith
N Djokovic bt K Nishikori 6-1 6-1
R Federer bt T Berdych 6-4 6-2
Doubles Group Ashe/Smith
J Murray & J Peers bt S Bolelli & F Fognini 7-6(5) 3-6 11-9
R Bopanna & F Mergea bt B Bryan & M Bryan 6-4 6-3
Order of Play
Day Two (Monday, November 16)
12:00 J Rojer & H Tecau v M Matkowski & N Zimonjic
14:00 A Murray v D Ferrer
18:00 I Dodig & M Melo v P Herbert & N Mahut
20:00 S Wawrinka v R Nadal