Simply 9 days after their thrilling semi-final conflict on the Rolex Paris Masters, Novak and Tsitsipas met on an even bigger stage, on the Pala Alpitour in Turin.
Novak produced an excellent efficiency and dictated the match completely to clinch his ninth consecutive win over Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the Nitto ATP Finals within the night time session on Monday.
It was one other dominant show with highly effective serve, exact groundstrokes and beautiful passing pictures. The Serbian star shortly discovered his vary, getting break within the very first sport to take management of the competition.
The seventh seed by no means regarded again. He saved the one break level towards his serve and went on to seal the triumph after one hour and 37 minutes.
With the victory, Novak has improved to 10-2 in his H2H collection towards the Greek.
“The primary sport was clearly crucial to interrupt his serve,” Djokovic mentioned. “It was an enormous increase of confidence and a aid as a result of we each knew it was going to be a tricky match. We’ve performed some actually tight matches in the previous few tournaments towards one another. I’m actually glad. I held my serve very well all through the match. I performed an important tie-break, very strong during.”
Match statistics: aces (3-9), double faults (2-0), winners (23-25), unforced errors (15-23), complete factors received (66-58).
Novak, who has received the season finale occasion 5 instances, faces Andrey Rublev (6) within the Crimson Group on Wednesday at 14:00 CET.
Rublev received the all-Russian battle towards the 2020 titlist Daniil Medvedev (4) within the afternoon matchup (6-7, 6-3, 7-6).