Novak Djokovic overpowers Alexander Zverev for second straight win

Rafael Nadal still has no rivals on clay not even Novak Djokovic

He watched Novak Djokovic beat American John Isner on Monday, alongside Georgina, 24, and Ronaldo Jr, 8. "I played well midway through the second set and started to swing through the ball", said Djokovic, who has suffered only two defeats in the Finals since 2012.

Cristiano Ronaldo sits with Georgina Rodriguez and his son Cristiano Jr as they watch the game between USA player John Isner against Serbia's Novak Djokovic, during their men's singles round-robin match on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, 12 November 2018.

"The match was great, obviously", said the 31-year-old.

Further errors from Cilic saw Zverev race to a 5-1 lead before a classy backhand victor and a unreturnable serve sealed the second-set tiebreak, as well as the opening win. "Sometimes you got to hope he's a bit off. Unfortunatley, I don't think that was the case tonight". The merciless Djokovic held serve before breaking Isner once more with an inch-perfect backhand passing shot on match point.

Isner applied himself admirably but barely avoided being broken a couple of times in the first set, and was broken twice more in the second set.


Since the start of Wimbledon, he has now won 32 out of 34 matches.

In the second set, the Croatian again drew first blood but third-seed Zverev, 21, responded immediately and dominated the tie-break to seal the match.

The last time Novak Djokovic played at the O2 Arena he suffered a chastening defeat at the hands of home hero Andy Murray which confirmed the end of his dominance at the top of the men's game. "It worked out", Zverev, who vented his anger in the direction of coach Ivan Lendl in the early stages, said.

The 33 year old wrote on Instagram that it was "an awesome dinner", saying 'About last night!' "The court is very fast". Following his resurgence over the last few months, which has seen him win 24 of 26 matches - while exhibiting a 118.7% combined hold/break percentage - he looks like he's getting towards his best levels from years gone by, which is extremely ominous for the rest of the tour.

The world No.1 saved two break points at 4-4 in the first set and went on to win seven of the next eight games as he wrapped up a comfortable victory in 74 minutes.

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