Tennis: Djokovic wants to finish the season in the apotheosis


After the dazzling second half of the season, world champion Novak Djokovic finished this year in the apotheosis finals of the London masters against German Alexander Zverev (N.5), who eliminated Roger Federer.

The semi-finals on Saturday are dominated by Serbs (6-2, 6-2) in 1:15 South African Kevin Anderson (N.6), who has been beaten for the third time in a number of clashes this season.

"I'm really glad I played consistently high during the last five or six months a week for a week," said Djokovic in the backyard.

In London this week, a man in 14 Grand Slam titles brings real power: four games had not yet been broken and had to cut two break points.

However, who would bet on his presence in the final of the masters at the beginning of the year? In the six months of the circuit at the end of 2017, which it operated in February, "Djoker" dropped to 22nd in May.

But at the start of the summer, he started a fantastic return, including a victory in Wimbledon and the US Open, and he lost only two games since July. This course enabled him to return to the capital of 1000 in Paris, only two years after leaving.

On Sunday, he has a Serbian opportunity to win the 6th masters, such as Roger Federer. He will be the favorite because he already dominated Zverevo on Wednesday in the second group competition.

"I played a lot in the game against Sasa (Zverev), but I do not think he was close to his finest level," after his semi-final won Serbian. "This will be the last game of the year for both, the best victory!"

– Federer "happy" with his season –

According to the results of 2012, 2014 and 2015, Federer missed the fourth finale with Djokovic, a poster's reputation that would appreciate the London public.

In contrast to Zver's afternoon Swiss maestro, in two sets, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5), he was less conceited as his opponent at important moments.

Despite the disappointment, "Rodger" was delighted to reach the full season with a victory at the Australian Open, where in May and July it temporarily gained first place in the world.

"I'm really proud that I'm still competitive at 37, and I'm really happy to play tennis," he said at a press conference.

"From this point of view, despite the disappointment that I can make after this game, if I make a step back, I am really pleased with my season. According to number 1, I have been a great achievement in my career if I am honest, I never thought I would he can do it again. "

The incarnation of the young generation, Zverev at the age of 21, becomes the youngest player to reach the finals of the masters of Argentine Juan Martín del Potro in 2009. On Sunday he will try to imitate his coach, Ivan Lendel, the winner of his first five masters in 1982, also at 21.

But before his new fight against world number 1, German was cautious.

"At the moment, Novak is the best player in the world, it is very difficult to beat, and in six months he has not lost the match," he admitted at a press conference. "You play amazing tennis, you really have to play the best tennis to get an opportunity against him."


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