Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic straight sets, with the final score of 6-3 6-3, in the second match of their round robin t the ATP Finals 2020. In the Group Tokyo 1970 Djokovic will now have to win the play-off with Alexander Zverev.
The number five of the group, who plays an extremely orderly game and who wins the vast majority of prolonged exchanges, breaks the balance in the heart of the opening fraction and breaks off in the second with a partial 3-0.
Djokovic, foul and without a precise tactical plan, does not find enough good weapons to get back on track. In the 6-3 6-3 final that qualifies for the semifinals there are all the hows and all the whys. Medvedev has a tactical plan that is as simple as it is effective.
To serve well, to make little mistakes and not to allow reference points from the baseline. Djokovic, who is forced to cancel a handful of break points during the fourth game, also pays for the very poor effectiveness of the drop-shots.
Medvedev defends the last few rounds without giving a chance and pushes himself close to the finish line after just under ninety minutes.
Dominant from start to finish 👌
Some inspired tennis from @DaniilMedwed against Djokovic!