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Sport Federer beats Djokovic to reach semis at ATP Finals

00:50  15 november  2019
00:50  15 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Evening session: Dominic Thiem beats Novak Djokovic 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-5) to reach semi - finals at ATP Finals in London. Use the audio icon to listen to 5 Live Sports Extra commentary from 19:45 GMT. Afternoon session: Roger Federer beats Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 to keep alive his semi - final

Roger Federer holding a racket: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates the winning match point against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)© APWF Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates the winning match point against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

LONDON (AP) Roger Federer finally found a way to put Novak Djokovic away, beating his rival 6-4, 6-3 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the ATP Finals.

It was Federer's first win over Djokovic since 2015, having lost their last five meetings - including that epic five-set Wimbledon final in July when the Serb saved two match points.

This was their first match since then, but had little of the same drama as Djokovic gave up three cheap service breaks and Federer gave him no chance to get back in the match.

Djokovic lays down marker at ATP Finals

  Djokovic lays down marker at ATP Finals Novak Djokovic began his quest for a sixth ATP Finals title in style against Italian debutant Matteo Berrettini on Sunday.Berrettini, the 23-year-old debutant, relied on his big serving to keep things competitive against the world No 2 but a costly error handed the Serb a break in the sixth game and he soon wrapped up the set with a break to love.

Djokovic is hunting a sixth ATP Finals title to pull level with Federer 's record and is also seeking to pip Rafael Nadal to the year-end number one ranking. On Monday, top seed Nadal lost his opener in Group Andre Agassi to defending champion Alexander Zverev while Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Daniil Medvedev.

Roger Federer finally found a way to put Novak Djokovic away, beating his rival 6-4, 6-3 Thursday to reach the semifinals of In a match between two players with a combined 36 Grand Slam titles and 11 ATP Finals championships, Djokovic was also broken at love in his second service game after

The whole thing lasted just 1 hour, 13 minutes and ended with Djokovic being broken at love.

''I played incredible, and I knew I had to, because that's what Novak does,'' Federer said. ''I was able to produce, it was definitely magical.''

The result means Djokovic was eliminated with a 1-2 record in the group stage, and ensures that Rafael Nadal will keep hold of the year-end No. 1 ranking. Djokovic had a chance to overtake Nadal and equal Pete Sampras' record of finishing the year as No. 1 for a sixth time by winning the tournament.

In a match between two players with a combined 36 Grand Slam titles and 11 ATP Finals championships, Djokovic was also broken at love in his second service game after double-faulting twice and hitting two shots into the net.

Federer shocked by Thiem at London's O2

  Federer shocked by Thiem at London's O2 Dominic Thiem recorded his third win over Roger Federer in 2019 to cause an early shock at the ATP Finals on Sunday. The Swiss, who bowed out to Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals last year, was taken out of his comfort zone by Thiem as he recorded a wonderful 7-5 7-5 victory in one hour and 40 minutes at London's O2. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Roger Federer moved into the ATP Finals last four at the expense of Novak Djokovic with a scintillating win over his great rival at the O2 Arena. Swiss third seed Federer , 38, won 6-4 6-3 in a round-robin match which eliminates the Serb second seed from the season-ending tournament in

Dominic Thiem has reached the semi - finals at the event for the first time. 2019 Nitto ATP Finals . Dominic Thiem stunned Novak Djokovic to become the first player into the semi - finals at Federer , who had lost his opening round-robin match to Thiem on Sunday, had earlier got his campaign on track.

Federer faced his only break point at 2-1 in the second set but held and then broke for a 3-2 lead. He finished the match with just five unforced errors, and that included two double-faults.

''There was a lot riding on the match, and I came out and I think I served great, I had great anticipation, a clear game plan,'' Federer said. ''It worked to perfection tonight, and hopefully not the last time against Novak.''

a group of people playing instruments and performing on a stage: Novak Djokovic of Serbia enters the court prior to his match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)© APWF Novak Djokovic of Serbia enters the court prior to his match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Earlier, Matteo Berrettini made sure to leave the tournament with a victory by beating Dominic Thiem 7-6 (3), 6-3.

That match was essentially meaningless as Thiem had already qualified for the semifinals after winning his first two round-robin matches, while Berrettini had no chance of advancing after two losses.

Tsitsipas revels in ATP Finals victory over Medvedev

  Tsitsipas revels in ATP Finals victory over Medvedev Stefanos Tsitsipas revelled in his victory against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals on Monday, admitting their spiky relationship had made his job tougher as Rafael Nadal prepared to make his bow. Medvedev then hit a backhand long to give Tsitsipas the first break of the match and he did not let his chance slip, serving out for victory. - Next Gen challengers -World number four Medvedev, 23, has emerged as the leader of the pack of young tyros bidding to unseat the old guard of Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.Four of the eight competitors at the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena are under 24 for the first time in 10 years.

Federer and Djokovic will face off on Thursday in a repeat of this year's Wimbledon final to determine who else will progress from Group Bjorn Borg. And also I've qualified for the semi - finals , which is the best. "Coming back from 1-4 (down in the deciding tie-break) was a little bit of luck, but it was an

Dominic Thiem stunned Novak Djokovic to reach the last four of the ATP Finals and set up a straight shoot-out between the Serbian and Roger Federer to see who joins him. Federer beat Italian eighth seed Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (2) 6-3 to keep his hopes of reaching the semi - finals alive.

a man in a suit standing in front of a sign: Roger Federer of Switzerland enters the court prior to his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)© APWF Roger Federer of Switzerland enters the court prior to his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Thiem didn't play anywhere near as well as in his wins over Federer and Djokovic but came from a break down to force a tiebreaker in the first set. However, Berrettini raced out to a 6-1 lead in the tiebreaker and converted his third set point with an ace.

a man in a blue uniform holding a ball: Matteo Berrettini of Italy gestures as he arrives on court, prior to his ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match against Dominic Thiem of Austria, at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)© APWF Matteo Berrettini of Italy gestures as he arrives on court, prior to his ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match against Dominic Thiem of Austria, at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

In the second set, the Italian broke for a 4-2 lead and served out the match at love, sealing the win with a forehand drop shot.

Berrettini surprised many just by qualifying for the year-end event for the world's top eight players, and said he enjoyed the experience despite the early exit.

''It was a great week,'' Berrettini said. ''For sure being here wasn't a goal at the beginning of the year. . It's just crazy that it happened.''

Federer 'excited' to play Djokovic after keeping ATP Finals hopes alive

  Federer 'excited' to play Djokovic after keeping ATP Finals hopes alive Roger Federer said he had "flushed away" the pain of his defeat in the Wimbledon final as he prepares for a rematch against Novak Djokovic after keeping alive his hopes of a seventh ATP Finals crown on Tuesday. The Swiss put himself back into the mix at the end-of-season event with 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 win against Italian debutant Matteo Berrettini.

Federer , 38, beat Djokovic to reach the ATP Finals semi - finals this evening. The Serbian then revealed he is keen to continue playing tennis late Djokovic was dumped out of the ATP Finals with the 6-4, 6-3 defeat at London's O2 Arena. He also lost out on securing the year-end world No 1 title

A sublime match and he is into the semi - final . Dominic Thiem reacts after his fantastic performance gives him victory over Novak Djokovic and a place in Welcome to day three of our coverage from the ATP Finals . Earlier on today, Roger Federer nabbed his first win of the event with a 7-6(2) 6-3 win

After hitting 50 winners in his three-set victory over Djokovic on Tuesday, Thiem finished with just 13 in this match.

''Of course I felt a little bit the two first matches, and then also it's a bit of a tricky situation to know that I'm already through,'' the Austrian said. ''Of course I was still trying to win that match 100%, but also, in the same time, I knew in my head that I have to take care for Saturday, because obviously it's the way more important match there.''

a man hitting a ball with a racket: Matteo Berrettini of Italy hits the ball during a training session, prior to his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria, during the ATP World Tour Finals , at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)© APWF Matteo Berrettini of Italy hits the ball during a training session, prior to his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria, during the ATP World Tour Finals , at the O2 Arena in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

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