Keep track of all events as Player 1 competes for a place in the Semi-Final
Watch all the action as Novak Djokovic faces Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals of the ATP Line Finals at the 02 Arena in London.
The number 1 player in the world faltered with a thumping defeat to Daniel Medvedev on Wednesday, as Djokovic was unable to withstand the great Russian serve and ground strikes during a match of attrition. Djokovic looked exhausted by his end but determined to win the championship this year and equal Roger Federer’s record of seven titles at the end of the season.. .
Meanwhile, Alexander Zverev also lost to Medvedev in a resounding fashion in his opening match before recovering with an albeit unconvincing win over Diego Schwartzman. . The German, who was crowned champion in 2018, reached the final at the Paris Masters earlier this month, and hopes to take another step forward as he continues his attempts to break the « Big Three » in tennis.. . Follow all the events directly below:
Nice point at 15-30 you see both players dash back and forth but Zverev takes his front foot and hits the net and the backhand ball barely bounces back on the baseline. Djokovic sends away to win, but Zverev replies with a header.
Djokovic sent 120 mph in 15-30 and Zverev stepped into the back of the net. He then overtakes Zverev, whose back hand cuts through the grid and turns on the tram lines. He punched his racket in frustration.
Double zverev errors twice in a row. The first is very weak so he follows it up by going all over the skin. Neither tactic has proven effective and Djokovic has two break points. However, Zverev responds so well, finding his first serve and roaring loudly after saving both of them.. It definitely carries a demon with two other cool transmissions and there’s another shout of relief.
There are far too many easy faults coming from Zverev at the moment, who directs cute second Djokovic into the net.. A superb drop hit that foul on the next rally, although catching Djokovic by surprise, then a great backhand down the streak takes her to 15-30.
A double foul leads to a rare breakout point, but Zverev can’t take advantage of a weak backhand. They wrestle back and forth in Deus, as Djokovic fights to find his first serve, but ultimately fights to hold out. Zverev is so frustrated, as he points over and over to his coach.
More trouble on second serve, he gives Djokovic the lead 0-15 and takes all of Zverev’s serve on the next. The point is there to win but an unintended mistake cuts the net and World No. 1 roars in frustration. It was a missed opportunity and Zverev punished him with a superb serve.
Djokovic was not completely clinical, he made a double foul in the match at 40-15. This is followed by a large dispatch at the start, and Zverev’s return long.
A much better start to the group this time Zverev did, launching a series of first strikes Djokovic has few powers to return.
Fouls began to creep back into the Djokovic match after that impressive start, with a non-compulsive foul on the backhand which gave Zverev a 30-30 chance.. But he responded brilliantly at the next crucial point with a powerful forward blow on the line that left Zverev rooted in the spot.. The first group to Djokovic.
Good pass for Zverev, who always appears in control until the first serve is lost. A great backhand shot was a choice of shots but Djokovic would still have the opportunity to serve into the group.
There is ample opportunity to beg. A non-forced foul is followed by a weak shot, and at 15-40 Zverev gets two break points. But with danger front and center, Djokovic gets over it with another impressive show of service. However, this game would still offer some encouragement to the Germans.
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