|Posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM|
Tomas Berdych in action during his round robin singles match against Novak Djokovic on day six of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 14, 2014 in London, England. Djokovic won 6-2, 6-2.
BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS 2014
DJOKOVIC WRAPS UP TOP SPOT IN GROUP A WITH BERDYCH WIN
by ATP Staff | 14.11.2014
Novak Djokovic has clinched the year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings for a third time after completing Group A with a 3-0 record at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Djokovic, the top seed and three-time champion at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, defeated Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-2 in their final round robin match at The O2 in London on Friday afternoon.
The Serbian, who also finished year-end No. 1 in 2011 and 2012, improved his indoor match wins streak to 30 matches with his fourth straight victory in 19 meetings against Berdych.
Djokovic struck nine winners and lost five of his service points in the 31-minute opener. He won 68 per cent of points that lasted under five strokes in the 69-minute encounter. It was Djokovic's 60th match win of the season, which includes six titles.
He will meet tournament debutant Kei Nishikori, the Group B runner-up, in Saturday’s semi-finals.
His last lost under a closed roof came against Sam Querrey in November 2012 at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.
"Definitely he deserves to win," said Berdych. "There was no question about it. He just secured his spot for the No. 1 player in the world. I think it just shows how great he is, how well he played during the whole season. I mean, there was not many doubts that the match could go the other way. There was no way I can challenge him better than this."
Friendly handshake Djokovic/Berdych… nice!
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