World no.1 Novak Djokovic finished the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals Green Group undefeated. The top seed beat alternate Cameron Norrie 6-2, 6-1 in 66 minutes, to score his third straight win in Turin.

It is the sixth time Nole finished group play unbeaten, first time since 2018.

The five time former titlist broke twice in the first set and three times in the second.

“My tennis gets better and better in every match,” Novak said. “I couldn’t be more satisfied prior to possibly the two most important matches in the tournament.”

Match statistics: aces (5-1), double faults (0-2), winners (21-9), unforced errors (16-24), total points won (56-33).

Novak will face no.3 seed Alexander Zverev in Saturday’s semi-final (21:00 CET).

The Serbian ace is 7-3 against the German, who finished runner up in the Red Group.

Looking ahead to the clash, Djokovic added: “It is very fast court, he is a great server, lots of power. I need to be motivated, solid, stable, and return very well. We have had some tight matches this year”.

Second seed Daniil Medvedev will play Green Group runner-up Casper Ruud in the afternoon semi-final action.

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