World no.1 and three-time Abu Dhabi champion Novak Djokovic successfully opened his Mubadala World Tennis Championship title defence on Friday.
Nole beat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1, 6-2 in the semi-finals at the Zayed Sports City tennis complex to set up final meeting with Andy Murray (def. Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-0).
The 27-year-old Serb broke twice in each set to seal the convincing win in less then an hour.
“From the first to the last point I executed everything I wanted in the game plan,” Novak said. “I haven’t played an official match for over a month, so I’m really glad I was able to play at such a high level against one of the best players in the world.”
The Mubadala Tennis exhibition final is scheduled on Saturday at 16.00 CET.