Tennis icon and world number one, Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6 (4) on Friday to seal a fourth place finish in the London ATP final.
The 33-year-old Serbian will take on United States Open champion Dominic Thiem in Saturday’s semi-finals while Rafael Nadal takes on Daniil Medvedev as tennis fans prepare for an expected mouth-watering clash between Nadal and Djokovic in the final.
Djokovic was beaten by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in his squad on Wednesday, so he had to beat Germany’s Zverev to avoid a group stage exit, which he did comfortably.
Sunday’s final will end the tournament’s memorable 12-year stay in London before relocating to Turin.
“Unlike the game against Daniil, I found the right shots at the right time,” he said. “I have enormous respect for Sascha, a great player and not easy to return first serves at 140 mph. It was anyone’s game for most of the game.”
Djokovic wants to equal Roger Federer’s record of six ATP Final titles, while Nadal seeks his first ATP Final title of his career.