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Masters: Zverev deprives Djoko of his old friend – 18/11/2018


Alexander Zverev at the foot of another monument. / Photos afp

Alexander Zverev at the foot of another monument. / Photos afp

Djokovic after his victory over South Africa Kevin Anderson will not find Federer in the final. Switzerland was eliminated by the young German Alexander Zverev.

Little, very little suspense last night in London. Dominant in South Africa, Kevin Anderson (6-2, 6-2), Novak Djokovic joined in the final of Males Alexander Zverez. The young German made the surprise by eliminating the Swiss Roger Federer, number 3 of the world and number 2 seeded in two sets 7-5, 7-6 (7/5). Serbian will try today to win the sixth "master tour" against Alexander Zverev, German.

After the victory, Zverev apologized to the public and Federer due to a resumption point in the second set play pause: a collector escaped a ball during the game, the German stopped playing and the referee forced to repeat point, Zverev serving an ace to pick up at 4-4.

Zverev's apology

"I apologize for this. This is the rule, we had to resume this point," he explained, obviously bored. "I apologize to Roger at the net, I want to apologize to the crowd, I know there are many Roger fans here, I'm sorry it happened, but the German did not steal the final, far from him, has imposed his game on important points, while Switzerland has made unusual mistakes.

"Nole" will be the favorite for a long time, because it seems to be a step above all its opponents. He also beat Zverev in the group stage on Wednesday (6-4, 6-1).

In four games in London, Djokovic has not yet been broken. Better, he had to eliminate two break points from the start of the tournament.

Faced with Anderson, who is reaching the best season of his career at 32, Serbian has never been put under pressure.

Beyond 20th place

Badly tuned at work, the giant was broken off at the entrance. From that point on, Djokovic managed to discover his game without worrying: he lost only seven points in his throw. He made a double break in each round to eventually win at 1 o'clock 15, without forcing his talent.

"I am very happy to play constantly on a high level, week after week. This tour is very important to us all, we always try to find the energy we can stay and bring it here on the field, so I am very happy." Serbian has the opportunity to end apotheosis a season that started badly. Elbated in February, he dropped to 20th, but began an exceptional comeback in early summer, winning Wimbledon and the US Open. Since the beginning of July he has lost only two games for 35 wins.

Mahut-Herbert first!

Nicolas Mahut's tricolor pair and Pierre-Hugues Herbert qualified for their first double Masters final one week before the Davis Cup final, beating Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.

Winners 6-3, 5-7 and 10-5 in super-break, Mahut-Herbert will face Americans Mike Bryan and Jack Sock today, dominating in two sets of dry (6-2, 6-2) on Friday their last group match. "We will have to play at the same level as we do if we want to have the chance to win this trophy," Mahut said. "They are the best team in the last six months, they have won two Grand Slams, we will be at the best level if we want to win, it will be a special match."

Yesterday, the two Americans, winners of the Wimbledon and US Open this year, eliminated the Brazilian Bruno Soares, the 9th in double, and Scottish Jamie Murray, Andy's biggest brother, at the 6th, 4- 6, 10-4.

Herbert and Mahut seem to have finally given their demons from the Masters.

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