Djokovic to face Federer for ATP World Tour Finals title
November 11, 2012 · Print This Article
ATP World Tour Finals—London, England
The top two players in the world will battle for the ATP World Tour Finals title on Monday after both scored semifinal victories in London on Sunday.
First up, top seed Novak Djokovic overcame a set and a break deficit to defeat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Surviving a barrage bullet forehands throughout the first set and a half, Djokovic weathered the storm and began to hit shorter forehands to off-set the rythmn of his opponent.
Striking nine aces, Djokovic won 82 percent of his first serve points and improved to 7-2 against del Potro in lifetime meetings. The Serb, who hasn’t lost a match this week, will now set his sights on a sixth title in 2012.
Defending champion Roger Federer was more convincing during his semifinal win, defeating US Open winner Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-2. Needing one hour and 33 minutes to advance, Federer picked apart Murray’s second serve all day, winning 57 percent of those points. Improving to 9-10 against Murray in lifetime meetings, Federer will take a 16-12 head-to-head lead against Djokovic on Monday.
The pair, who will be playing for the 29th time in their respective carrers, have played four times this year with each player winning twice.