With each victory Novak Djokovic is getting closer to the trophy, but will he have enough forces to defeat Kevin Anderson in the semifinals, or South African surprise first racket of the world? – read our forecast.
For the first racket of the world things are going reasonably smoothly, although he is in excellent physical and mental shape, so this result little surprises. Novak started the Final tournament with a win over John Isner, the American served 13 aces but the Serb did not let the opponent to reach even the tie-break (6-4, 6-3).
In the second match , Djokovic dealt with Alexander Zverev in two sets (6-4, 6-1). The representative of Serbia had full control of the course of events and even did not bother.
The third victory was only a matter of time, because jocko resisted against Cilic, who was already known that he will not make it to the semifinals, though the Croat had a bit of a fight, for which he must pay tribute (7-6, 6-2).
The South African was surprised his head from the very first meeting. This year, the sixth racket of the world debuted in the Final tournament, so the competition in London special. At the start of the 32-year-old tennis player beat Dominic Thiem (6-3, 7-6), though the chances of winning were almost equal.
In the second match Kevin smashed all the Japanese Kay Nishikori, the “samurai” managed to take only one game (6-0, 6-1). The representative of the Republic of South Africa filed ten aces and did well on the back line that was the key to success.
Before the match against Swiss experienced Anderson already knew he was in the semi-finals, however a defeat against Roger Federer forced him to drop to second place in the group, so his opponent was Novak Djokovic.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Between a tennis players played nine games, two victories for Kevin.
- During the tournament in London, Djokovic did not lost a single set.
- Anderson for the first time in his career he reached the semi Final of the tournament.
- In their three previous match, the South African has filed 33 ACE.
Without a doubt, Novak Djokovic is the favorite of this confrontation and will dominate on the court, but we assume that powerful serve of Kevin Anderson will help him to avoid defeat. Still, the South African looks good in the tournament and capable of their feeds to play for sure.