Third seed Roger Federer defeated no.2 seed Novak 6-4, 6-3 to reach the last four at the Nitto ATP Finals. The Serb, who has won the season finale title five times, will finish the year as world no.2.
The Austrian rallied to beat Novak 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5), and made his first Nitto ATP Finals semis. Djokovic will face no.3 seed and six-time titlist Roger Federer (SUI) on Thursday, for a spot in the last four.
The world’s biggest indoor tournament begins on Sunday, November 10, at the O2 Arena in London, and will be played until November 17. The draw ceremony has been made on Tuesday afternoon. Novak is placed in Group Bjorn Borg with Federer, Thiem and Berrettini.
Alexander Zverev earned his biggest career title to date by winning ATP Finals in London 6-4, 6-3 over five-time former champion Novak. The world no.1 earned 1000 ATP points this week and will finish the 2018 season atop of the rankings with 9,045 points, 1,565 more that Nadal
Djokovic defeated fifth-seeded Marin Cilic 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Friday to finish Group Guga Kuerten with a perfect 3-0 record. He will take on the South African on Saturday at 20:00 local time (21:00 CET) for a spot in the Nitto ATP Finals championship match
The world no.1 moved to 1-0 in Group Guga Kuerten after beating no.8 seed John Isner 6-4, 6-3 at the Nitto ATP Finals on Monday. It was a masterful performance from Djokovic who hit 21 winners and had just six unforced errors
In his 11th appearance at the prestigious event, Novak will attempt to win a record-tying sixth title. He is placed in Group "Guga Kuerten" with Zverev, Cilic and Isner