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Djokovic beats Zverev, advances to semifinals at ATP Finals

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns to Germanys Alexander Zverev during their mens singles round-robin match on day six of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on Friday. AFP

London: Novak Djokovic superior to the semifinals on the ATP Finals and eradicated Alexander Zverev on Friday by beating the German 6-3, 7-6 (4) in an empty O2 Enviornment.
The highest-ranked Djokovic arrange a match in opposition to Dominic Thiem on Saturday as he goes for a record-tying sixth title on the season-ending occasion, and a primary since 2015.
Rafael Nadal will tackle Daniil Medvedev within the different semifinal match.
Bouncing again from a straight-set loss to Medvedev on Wednesday, Djokovic broke Zverev to take a 2-0 lead within the first set when his opponent double-faulted on the second break level.
Djokovic saved two break factors at 4-2 earlier than clinching the set with a backhand down the road as he closed in on the web following a serve out extensive.
Zverev posed extra issues for Djokovic within the second set, and led 2-0 within the tiebreaker. Djokovic then received 5 of six factors and, on his first match level, despatched a deep and penetrating forehand that Zverev might solely slice into the online on the stretch.
Djokovic reached the semifinals of the occasion for the ninth time.
Medvedev shall be going for a 3rd straight group victory when he performs already-eliminated Diego Schwartzman within the late match. (AP)