Novak Djokovic battles Dominic Thiem in the first semi-final of the last ATP Tour Finals in London at The O2 Arena.
The Serbian entered the tournament as the favourite, but the Austrian has looked superb, taking the scalp of Rafa Nadal in the group stages.
The winner of this match will move on to the final and take on the winner of Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev – follow all the action live below:
DJOKOVIC ON THIEM
After winning against Zverev to book his place in the semi finals, Novak Djokovic looked ahead to his bout with US Open winner Dominic Thiem.
The Serb said: “Obviously earlier in his career Dominic played his best on clay but being one of the hardest workers on tour, and most dedicated players, found his A-game on other surfaces, and his first Slam came on a hard court earlier this year in New York.
“I played him here last year and lost 7-6 in the third set, it was a thrilling match. Hopefully have another great match – with a different outcome.”
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:48
You know, this might be one of the most intriguing and exciting semi-final lineups in ATP history.
The top four in the world facing off is exactly what you want from this tournament.
This is perhaps the best since 2010, when Federer faced Djokovic and Nadal took on Andy Murray.
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:40
WHERE ARE YOU WATCHING FROM?
Like almost everybody else, I will be watching from my sofa.
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:37
CAN ANYONE STOP DJOKOVIC?
The world number one faces Dominic Thiem in just under half an hour, and he is eyeing a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals triumph.
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:34
British star Joe Salisbury and partner Rajeev Ram advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP Finals, defeating Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.
Salisbury is hoping to end what has been a remarkable year on a high.
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:30
Four brilliant players, and we will have a champion by tomorrow evening.
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:26
CAN THE UNDERDOGS ADVANCE?
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:21
CAN NADAL DO IT?
The ATP Finals is the one major title that is eluding Nadal, but the Spaniard is looking to finally add it to his ever-growing collection of honours.
Nadal lost in the final of this competition in 2010 and 2013. Is this finally his year?
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:20
45 minutes until we are underway – and who have you got winning?
I think this is going to be incredibly interesting.
Andrew Gamble21 November 2020 13:16
DJOKOVIC SUPPORTS INTRODUCTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICY IN TENNIS
Novak Djokovic backed the idea of tennis developing a domestic violence policy while offering very public support to Alexander Zverev.
The German’s season ended with a 6-3 7-6 (4) loss to Djokovic at the Nitto ATP Finals, sending the world number one through to a semi-final clash against US Open champion Dominic Thiem on Saturday.
Zverev has been competing under the considerable shadow of serious abuse claims made by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova.
He strongly denies the allegations, which were made by the former junior player on Instagram and in two media interviews, but has not addressed them in any detail.
The ATP had been criticised for not making any public comment until last week, when it issued a generic statement saying it “fully condemns any form of violence or abuse”.
Zverev is not the only tennis player to have faced similar allegations recently, with Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in court last month to answer an assault charge against his ex-wife.
Several major American sports have a policy setting out a procedure to be followed in such situations, and Djokovic believes tennis should go down the same route.
He said: “I’ve known Sascha (Zverev) for a very long time since he was very young. I always had a great relationship with him, he’s a very nice guy, I have a lot of respect for him, his family. I was sad to hear that he’s going through something like this.
“I don’t know what happened. Obviously I’m not supporting any kind of violence. Whether ATP should develop a policy? Yes, why not. Probably it should be there in place.”
Jack Rathborn21 November 2020 12:38