Daniil Medvedev beat an out-of-sorts Novak Djokovic in straight sets to book his spot in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals.
Medvedev, the world No. 4 from Russia, has become known for his ability to break his opponents’ brains and the world No. 1 – who has done similar to his victims throughout the years – quickly ran out of answers and momentum as he slumped to a 6-3 6-3 defeat in an hour and 21 minutes.
Djokovic, who has won this tournament on five separate occasions, now faces a shootout with Alexander Zverev to try and book his spot in the semi-finals. Should he progress he’ll face Dominic Thiem.
The first six games of the match were of the highest calibre, with both demonstrating their phenomenal athleticism in a series of gruelling rallies, but the world No. 1’s serve was broken, his spirit soon followed suit.
It’s the second time in three matches that Djokovic has surrendered in a straight sets defeat and he will no doubt have been concerned by his abject serving performance. (Metro)