Novak continued his bid for a third consecutive World Tour Finals title in emphatic fashion!
The world no.1 extended his unbeaten run indoors to 29 matches when he outplayed no.3 seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-0 for his second round-robin win in Group A at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.
It was another scintillating performance by the two-time defending champion. Brilliant movement and shot-making, outstanding serve return and commanding control from the third game of the opening set.
Novak was broken in the very first game and fell 0-2 behind when Wawrinka consolidated the break. That was all the Swiss managed to do, as the top seed stormed through the rest of the match, taking 12 of the next 13 games.
The Serbian star is now one match win away from securing ATP year-end no.1 spot.
Djokovic won 76% of his first service points and was 16/20 on net approaches, having improved to a 59-8 W/L record on the season in 65 minutes.
“I played a great match, no question about it,” Novak said. “The opening two or three games were quite long and he started really well, but I managed to get back. I swung through my shots and he made a lot of unforced errors. He wasn’t close to his best and I succeeded very well with what I wanted to do. I thought he played very well the first two games. But, again, I wasn’t frustrated. I kept my calm. After that, it was a really amazing performance.”
Match statistics: aces (3-2), double faults (0-3), winners (13-8), unforced errors (17-29), total points won (62-31).
Novak remains top of Group A ahead of his final round-robin match against no.6 seed Tomas Berdych at The O2 in London on Friday (14.00 local time / 15.00 CET).
The reigning Wimbledon champion has a 16-2 record against the Czech, including a 6-0, 6-2 triumph in the 2014 China Open final.
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