Novak Djokovic is one win away from a report seventh ATP Finals title after easing previous Carlos Alcaraz in straight units to safe a Sunday showdown with the unbeaten Jannik Sinner in Turin.
World No 1 Djokovic noticed off world No 2 Alcaraz 6-3 6-2 in 88 minutes to report a second straight victory over the Spaniard, having additionally overcome his rival within the last of August’s Cincinnati Masters.
Alcaraz, 20, did not convert any of the 4 break factors he engineered as he missed out on changing into the youngest finalist within the season-ending match since Pete Sampras in 1991.
Djokovic gained the ATP Finals in 2022 so as to add to earlier triumphs at this occasion in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and he’s at the moment stage on six titles with Roger Federer.
The Serb will play the week’s type participant in Sinner with the house favorite’s 4-0 report together with a three-set win over Djokovic within the round-robin section, which was his first success in 4 conferences with the 24-time Grand Slam champion.
Sinner, 22, turned the primary Italian to achieve the title match on the ATP Finals following a 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 victory over 2020 champion Daniil Medvedev in Saturday’s first semi-final.
Medvedev, who was trying to attain his tenth last of the season, had the primary alternative to safe a break at 1-1 within the opening set, however Sinner stood agency, secured a decisive break of his personal within the subsequent recreation earlier than holding serve for the remainder of the set.
The Russian levelled up the match by profitable a second-set tiebreak, just for Sinner to breeze by the ultimate set and seal victory with a backhand winner which secured his third victory in a row in opposition to Medvedev, after dropping their first six conferences.
The in-form Sinner has now gained his final six matches in opposition to gamers ranked on the planet’s high 5, with these three successes in opposition to Medvedev backed up by one every in opposition to Djokovic, Alcaraz and Andrey Rublev.
Sinner misplaced to Djokovic on the 2021 Monte Carlo Masters earlier than being knocked out by him at Wimbledon two years in a row, within the quarter-final stage in 2022 after which within the semi-finals in 2023.
Nonetheless, the Italian snapped that dropping run earlier this week with a 7-5 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-2) win.