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Novak Djokovic - Kevin Anderson
ATP World Tour Finals - 17 November 2018

World Tour Finals – Follow the Tennis match between Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson live with Eurosport. The match starts at 20:00 on 17 November 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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In good company!

 
 

GAME, SET AND MATCH! - DJOKOVIC 6-2 6-2 ANDERSON. Djokovic serves out to love to book his place in Sunday's final after an emphatic straight sets victory over Anderson. The world number one was simply irrepressible once again as he eased aside the South African in just one hour and 15 minutes. He will now meet Alexander Zverev at 6pm GMT tomorrow and is the red-hot favourite to claim a record-equalling sixth title success at this tournament.

Novak Djokovic lors du Masters de Londres
 

DJOKOVIC 6-2 5-2 ANDERSON. The South African just about avoids the breadstick as he battles through from deuce after seeing another 40-15 lead snatched away.

Over to Nole to finish the job now...

 
 

DJOKOVIC 6-2 5-1 ANDERSON. Nole consolidates with ANOTHER love hold. Anderson only playing for pride now. He's been completely outclassed.

 

It was some roar of delight from Djokovic after that searing winner clinched the game too.

 

BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 6-2 4-1 ANDERSON. Wow! Anderson throws absolutely everything at Djokovic, but still the Serb prevails.

It's a real sickener for Big Kev as he sees a 40-15 lead blown away. Djoker then sees one break point saved by a big ace, but then conjures up two incredible forehand winners to move a giant step towards victory.

 

DJOKOVIC 6-2 3-1 ANDERSON. Djoker's serving stats have been quite sensational. He surges through yet another easy hold. It almost looks effortless. It's not, of course, just a master of his craft at the top of his game.

Novak Djokovic im Halbfinale bei den ATP World Tour Finals 2018
 

DJOKOVIC 6-2 2-1 ANDERSON. The crowd try to get behind Anderson as he hits back from 15-30 down and benefits from a very loose volley at the net from Novak to get on the board. The people in the stand want to see a more competitive match, but you'd be hard pressed to find many who have much belief that Anderson can stop the Djoker juggernaut from ending this early.

 

DJOKOVIC 6-2 2-0 ANDERSON. Big Kev tries to hit harder to try and penetrate the Djoker defence, but that just leads to more errors. The Serb backs up the break to 15 and is already looking at an early finish here.

 
 

BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 6-2 1-0 ANDERSON. The O2 crowd have realised this isn't much of a contest right now and that they are bearing witness to a masterclass. Novak's return game puts so much pressure on the server that it disrupts the rhythm as they go for that bit extra in terms of power. Ando coughs up triple break point and slaps a tame shot into the net on the second to allow Nole to get off to a flyer.

 
 
 

DJOKOVIC 6-2 ANDERSON. Djokovic serves out a dominant first set to 30 in 39 minutes. Anderson is going to have to do something rather sensational to stop the Serb's charge towards the final from here.

Novak Djokovic
 

BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 5-2 ANDERSON. That will surely be the first set. Djokovic secures the double break as he wears down Big Kev with some majestic baseline play. He will now serve for the opener and continues to look in imperious form.

 

DJOKOVIC 4-2 ANDERSON. A rare feeling of late for Novak as he is made to contend with some pressure on serve at 15-30. Typically he responds well to get the job done, but Ando will feel he snatched at a couple of ground strokes that slapped into the net.

 

DJOKOVIC 3-2 ANDERSON. That's much more like it from Anderson. He's finding more rhythm on serve and earning himself some much-needed cheap points against the return-machine that is the Serbinator.

Kevin Anderson had no answer
 

DJOKOVIC 3-1 ANDERSON. That's a 30th consecutive service game held at the O2 for Nole as he cruises through to love to maintain his advantage.

Novak Djokovic - Masters 2018
 

DJOKOVIC 2-1 ANDERSON. That's a huge hold for Ando.

Djokovic refuses to give him cheap points to settle, so the South African has to get on the board the hard way. He's forced to fend off two break points to get over the line with Novak no doubt wondering what might have been with a forehand that missed by less than an inch.

 

DJOKOVIC 2-0 ANDERSON. Nole continues his ridiculously strong form on serve this week with another assured hold. The Serb chalks up a first ace of the contest along the way as he drops just the one point.

How Anderson would love to rewind 10 minutes and start again...

 
 

BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 1-0 ANDERSON. There are ominous signs for Anderson as Djokovic opens with a driven forehand winner. The South African responds with a calm overhead and a scorching backhand winner but with the first serve going AWOL, Djoker is given an opportunity to tease out a couple of long errors by dictating the rallies.

The world number one shakes his head as he dumps a make-able crosscourt backhand into the net, but when he gets a second chance, his defence forces Ando to go big and miss the baseline by a fraction.

What a start for Novak.

20.12

Anderson won the toss and will get us underway by serving first.

20.10

Anderson: "Novak is playing amazing tennis. Obviously he's really established himself back to the top of the game. It's a great, great opportunity for me."

Kevin Anderson of South Africa walks onto court head of his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria
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Djokovic: "Kevin's been playing some big tennis throughout the entire year. This is definitely his best season. Actually, in the past couple of years he has been playing his best tennis. He has continued doing that throughout this tournament." He added: "He is serving very well and he is aggressive so, I know what to expect."

Novak Djokovic - Masters 2018
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However, for those looking for some hope for Anderson, he did defeat Djokovic 7-6 5-7 10-6 in the Laver Cup back in September.

Djokovic e Anderson, Laver Cup 2018
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HEAD-TO-HEAD: Djokovic owns the match-up 7-1 and has won both tour matches this year. Anderson's only success came in their first ever ATP meeting at the Miami Masters back in 2008!

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates during the men's singles final against South Africa's Kevin Anderson
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Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the second semi final of the 2018 Nitto ATP finals. It's world number one, Novak Djokovic against big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in a repeat of this year's Wimbledon final.

Novak Djokovic (li.) und Kevin Anderson (re.)