Djokovic beats Zverev, advances to semifinals at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal will take on Daniil Medvedev in the other semifinal match.

Djokovic pulled out some big serves in the important moments in an empty O2 Arena to reach the semifinals for the ninth time, notably in the tiebreaker when he recovered from a 2-0 deficit.

Novak Djokovic out-battled Alexander Zverev to qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals on Friday (Nov 20), staying on track to match Roger Federer's record of six titles at the end-of-season event. "That's a lot, I think even 10% would be huge for us at this stage", Djokovic said after moving into the semis of the ATP Finals in London.

In an interview with Racquet Magazine, Sharypova said Zverev was emotionally and physically abusive to her.

While I very much regret that these accusations are made, I have to stick to my initial thing of them being untrue and continue to deny them. I always had a great relationship with him. "If not, is nearly impossible and I hope to be ready to make that happen".

The 33-year-old looked focused after his uncharacteristic mauling by Medvedev, serving himself out of trouble when he found himself trailing 15-40 in the seventh game. "I know it's a different story".

As for whether the Association of Tennis Professionals should bring in a code on domestic violence, like the ones used in American leagues such as the NFL and the NBA, Djokovic said "Obviously I'm not supporting any kind of violence". I have said everything that I can. Many people asked me why I kept my mouth shut and didn't say anything.

Daniil Medvedev defeated tournament debutant Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3 to set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal in the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena here. Zverev, who won the 2018 ATP Finals in London, has been competing under the shadow of serious abuse claims made by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova.

Medvedev hit 31 winners against Schwartzman and broke the Argentine three times.

"I was playing great in the two previous matches". He is the only player to go undefeated in group play.

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.

"I'm just looking for tomorrow and not thinking at all about a year ago, as I say, except some tactical points of view".



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