Seventh seed Novak Djokovic improved to 2-0 in Crimson Group on the Nitto ATP Finals on Wednesday, following a convincing 6-4, 6-1 win over sixth seed Andrey Rublev in simply 67 minutes.
Novak was getting higher and higher because the match progressed. The five-time former champion discovered a technique to break Rublev’s resistance within the tenth sport. After he stole the primary set, it was a a method site visitors. The second set was over within the blink of an eye fixed for Djokovic by 6-1, with two breaks of serve, within the second and sixth video games.
“I performed very, very properly. Among the finest matches of the yr surely,” Novak stated. “He’s a troublesome opponent. An incredible competitor. He possesses a variety of strengths in his sport. I managed to seek out the proper angle and the proper sport. Within the tenth sport of the primary set, I feel he was 40/30 and we performed an extended rally and I simply stayed in there and instructed myself possibilities will come. He went down in his power a little bit within the second set. I needed to make use of the momentum and power from my aspect within the first few video games and it was a flawless second set.”
Match statistics: aces (12-10), double faults (0-1), winners (20-18), unforced errors (6-21), complete factors received (61-38).
With the victory, Novak sealed a spot within the semi-finals and stepped up his quest for a record-equalling sixth Nitto ATP Finals crown.
Djokovic will face fourth seed Daniil Medvedev in RR3 match on Friday at 14:00 CET.
The 35-year-old Serbian star holds a 7-4 profession report in H2H conferences in opposition to the Russian.