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Zverev books last-4 clash with Djokovic

Alexander Zverev set up a clash with Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals semi-finals after a straight-set victory over Hurbert Hurkacz 6-2, 6-4 yesterday.

World No. 3 Zverev claimed a spot in the last four behind already-qualified Daniil Medvedev in just over an hour and will face Djokovic tomorrow for a place in the final in Turin.

Zverev looked like he would have qualification done in very short order, after sweeping to the first set in just 26 minutes with a dominating display.

Seventh seed Hurkacz won just nine points in the opening set as Zverev charged to the first four games before serving out to take a quick lead.

However, Hurkacz unloaded his powerful serve to put the breaks on his opponent, rattling off 10 aces to grab a foothold in the match until finally losing his serve in game nine to leave Zverev with his chance to strike.

He made no mistake by winning his serve to secure another match with Djokovic.

This will be their fifth meeting this year, with Zverev having lost thrice, including in the last four of the US Open. But he defeated the Serb in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics. - AFP