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Alexander Zverev Sets Up Roger Federer Last-Four Clash — ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev Sets Up Roger Federer Last-Four Clash — ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Alexander Zverev of Germany during their ATP World Tour Finals men's singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London on November 14, 2018.

The victory over fourth-seed Anderson in the Lleyton Hewitt Group takes Federer through to the semi-finals for the 15th time in 16 attempts at the season-ending finale and means he will likely avoid a meeting in the last four against in-form Novak Djokovic.

"My results here have been pretty good in the last 10 years, so I can't complain too much", said Djokovic, who has won four titles at the London venue.

Novak Djokovic has 834 Tour match wins in his storied career but the latest, a 6-4, 6-1 rout of young German Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Wednesday, will not be one for his scrapbook.

Despite being 37-years-old, Federer and his relentless will to still play on the game is more than most of the current tennis players which still proves to be enough to get past most of the field. "I think he can still play better than he did today and that is really scary for everybody else who is involved in this event.' Zverev faded away considerably in the second set against Djokovic. It wasn't a great quality tennis match, to be honest". Having missed his chance, Zverev in the next game on a set-bol made a double fault, and in the second set and only won one game in two breaks of Djokovic.

The scrap is now on for second place, with Zverev targeting a win over Isner on Friday to reach the semifinals for the first time after falling in the group phase past year.

There have been questions about his mental toughness including previous year in London when a loss to Jack Sock cost him a semi-final berth.

At the time of writing, all remaining players can still qualify - even John Isner, who will be looking to beat Alexander Zverev and register his first tournament victory this afternoon.

Zverev takes down Croatian great and former US Open champion Marin Cilic in a hard-fought opener at the O2 Arena. He's a major player in the sport, and promises to be for years to come. 'The forehand looked better and so did the serve'.

Usually so strong, Cilic's serve was letting him down but he clung on in the early part of the second set before taking advantage of a poor game from the third-seeded German in game seven to seize control of the set.


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