Alexander Zverev Beats Novak Djokovic, To Face Daniil Medvedev In ATP Finals

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Alexander Zverev booked his place in Sunday’s final against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev as he outclassed world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday.

A tight first set saw both players look comfortable on serve until Djokovic, helped by clinching a 34-shot rally with a deft backhand, earned a set point at 5-4.

Zverev saved that and was unable to take two break points himself in the next game as the opener moved into a tie-break.

The 2018 champion continued to play with patience, power and precision, allowing him to edge the tie-break and become the first opponent to take a set off 34-year-old Djokovic this week.

There were signs early in the second set of Djokovic losing focus, only for the 20-time Grand Slam champion to recover strongly and break for 5-4 before serving out to force a decider.

Zverev broke for a 3-1 lead in the third set after Djokovic lost patience in the rallies and made four unforced errors in the game.

After surviving a break point to hold for a 5-2 lead, the German served out to love to become the only player to beat Djokovic twice in another highly successful season for the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon champion.

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