Djokovic defeats Berdych to qualify for semifinals in London; Murray gets by Tsonga
November 9, 2012 · Print This Article
ATP World Tour Finals—London, England
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic saved three set points in the second set to reach the semifinals of the Barclays ATP World Tour final on Friday, defeating Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-6(6).
Needing one hour and 37 minutes to advance, Djokovic improved to 3-0 in Group A action and 12-1 against Berdych in lifetime meetings. Picking up $130,000 for each round robin victory, Djokovic will now await his opponent for Sunday’s semifinals.
Berdych’s season is not over, though, as he will next see action at the Davis Cup final against Spain next weekend.
The day’s final match featured home-country favorite Andy Murray dismissing flamboyant Frenchman Jo-Wilfired Tsonga 6-2, 7-6(2). The victory sent Murray into the semifinals.
Saturday’s action in London will feature Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro and David Ferrer vs. Janko Tipsarevic.
Ferrer and del Porto will both be flighting for the final spot in the semifinals.