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ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev shocks Novak Djokovic to achieve closing towards Daniil Medvedev | Tennis Information

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Germany’s Alexander Zverev shocked world No 1 Novak Djokovic to arrange a ATP Finals decider towards Daniil Medvedev in Turin; The 2018 champion will tackle final yr’s winner Medvedev on Sunday on the season-ending event

Final Up to date: 20/11/21 11:38pm

Novak Djokovic was shocked by Alexander Zverev within the semi-finals of the ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev denied world No 1 Novak Djokovic a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title and a primary for six years with a surprising victory to arrange a showdown with Daniil Medvedev.

Djokovic had breezed by means of to the final 4 with out dropping a set as he chased extra glory to finish his exceptional yr.

However third seed Zverev, who ended his hopes of a Golden Slam by beating him on the Olympics in Tokyo, performed an outstanding match to win 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-3.

On Sunday, the 2018 champion will tackle final yr’s winner Medvedev, who had an easy 6-4 6-2 victory towards Norwegian debutant Casper Ruud.

Medvedev defeated Zverev within the group phases in a match that went proper to the wire and would be the favorite having gained their final 5 conferences.

“I feel all of the matches had been an ideal stage,” mentioned the Russian after his win. “Totally different opponents and completely different types. I managed to win all of the matches. It was not a simple match [today].

“If you find yourself within the closing you possibly can’t complain, so I’m simply trying ahead to tomorrow and hopefully I can have my greatest match.”

Zverev is aware of he has the weapons to beat Djokovic and that confidence shone by means of as he saved a set level at 5-6 within the opener earlier than enjoying an distinctive tie-break.

Hardly ever can Djokovic have misplaced a set the place he has performed at such a excessive stage, and he appeared rattled within the early phases of the second however responded in trademark trend to stage the match.

A sloppy recreation early within the third was uncharacteristic, although, and Zverev held agency on his personal serve to clinch a fourth profession win over the Serbian.

“Each time we play it takes hours,” Zverev mentioned in his on-court interview. “I’ve not spent extra time on courtroom with anyone apart from him this yr. I’m pleased with the win and joyful to be within the closing right here and to present myself the very best likelihood for tomorrow.”

Djokovic was aiming to attract stage with Roger Federer and seize his record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title in Turin.

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