Novak Djokovic kept his record perfect at the finals of the ATP, qualifying for the square of ACEs at the end of his victory at the expense of the Czech Tomas Berdych 6 – 2, 7-6 (6). Djokovic has a record of 3-0 in Group A and he will try to get his pass for the final on Monday.
Andy Murray also got his ticket for the square of ACEs in winning his last match of Group 6-2, 7-6 (3) against French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the evening. After finding the place of world no.1 earlier this week, Djokovic won quite logically at the end of a match where he mastered his opponent without ever really dominate.
Djokovic has won five games in a row to lead 5-1 in the first set. BERDYCH has had the opportunity to return to a set anywhere but failed to convert his three set balls to the tiebreaker.
“Feels obviously better after winning matches,” said. But as it is the last tournament of the year for most of the players here in London, it is a challenge to find physical and mental resources to play at his best level and go as far as possible.”
BERDYCH has had the opportunity to remove the second set, leading 5-1 and 6-3 in the tiebreaker, but he wasted his three set balls when Djokovic won five points in a row to conclude the match.
“I had a few opportunities in the tiebreaker, said Berdych, who is eliminated from the tournament under his 1-2 record. If I had been able to enjoy it, trying to push it to a third set, so I would have maybe had another chance. But it is only if. It has not happened like this.”
As Djokovic had prevailed in straight sets, Murray had need of a win against Tsonga to make sure of a place in the semi-finals. He easily put this obstacle aside, breaking the service of the French on the first and third games to forge a 4-0 lead.
Murray got another break early in the second inning, but Tsonga was able to take it back to level mark to 3-3 and eventually forced the tiebreak record.
Djokovic ended at the top of Group A, while Murray finished second under his 2-1 record.
In Group B, Saturday, Switzerland Roger Federer face Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro whiles the Spanish David Ferrer in face with Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.