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ATP World Tour Finals 2016: Djokovic annihilates Nishikori to set up dream finale

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It will be the dream finale we’ve all been waiting for as Novak Djokovic takes on Andy Murray in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals 2016. In a winner take all duel, Djokovic and Murray will go mano-e-mano in a bid to finish the season at the top of the rankings and also claim the year end championship to boot.

While Murray earlier had to take the long route to the final against a defiant Raonic, Novak Djokovic strolled through to the finals following a 6-1, 6-1 annihilation of Kei Nishikori. The World No. 2 hardly broke a sweat as he swept past Nishikori in just over an hour to make his 6th final at the tournament.

Djokovic was ruthless the breaking the No.4 seed six times out of his seven service games, winning a 100% of his net points and smacking 12 winners. It was his 10th consecutive win against Nishikori since his famous 2014 US Open loss and was also his 6th win this year against him this year. Nishikori’s was a rather disappointing display as he hit 24 unforced errors and did little to provoke any hopes of a contest. This was the Japanese player’s second appearance at the semifinal here following a loss in 2014 to the same opponent. For Djokovic this was his 7th semifinal with his only loss at this stage coming in 2010 when he was beaten by Roger Federer who went on to win the championship that year.

Earlier in the second doubles semifinal the other debutants Klaasen and Ram swept past newly crowned world no.1s Soares and Murray 6-1, 6-4 extending their glorious run through this tournament. In the final they will play fellow tournament debutants Kontinen & Peers guaranteeing a debutant champion tomorrow. The doubles final tomorrow will be played at 15:30 local time with the singles final slated to start 18:00 local time.

Final Scores:

N. Djokovic d K.Nishikori 6-1, 6-1

R.Klaasen/R.Ram d B.Soares/J.Murray 6-1, 6-4