Djokovic starts with convincing victory at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic started a convincing victory at the ATP Finals in London. In his first group match, the five-time champion left Argentine Diego Schwartzman, the world‘s number 9, with 6-3 6-2 without a chance. The party lasted only 78 minutes.

Debutant Schwartzman broke Djokovic in the third game, but after a quick re-break he didn’t need it for a moment. Djokovic played strong and in the second set was only five points off on his own storage. At 5-2 he wanted to finish it quickly, but after a double mistake and a laconic point he only used his third match point with a good volley.

For the first placed Djokovic, it was the first victory since his disgraceful defeat at the Vienna ATP tournament, where he managed to secure the number 1 position at the end of the year last month. In Vienna, the Serb lost 6-2 6-1 to the Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the quarterfinals.

Last final win in 2015

Djokovic won the ATP Finals in 2015 for the last time. Five years ago, he defeated Roger Federer in the final. He wrote the tournament in his name for the fourth time in a row. He won the tournament for the first time in 2008. The year-round tournament for the best eight tennis players of the season took place in Shanghai.

Last year Djokovic remained surprisingly in the group phase. He then lost in the pool of Dominic Thiem and Federer. The title then went to the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. On Monday evening Russian Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev from Germany compete against each other in the same group.