Novak Djokovic crushed Kevin Anderson with a masterclass performance to set up a title decider at the ATP Finals against Alexander Zverev, who ousted Roger Federer.
World number one Djokovic comfortably saw off the fourth-seeded South African 6-2, 6-2, never looking remotely troubled as he targets a record-equalling sixth end-of-season title at London’s O2 Arena.
Earlier, 21-year-old Zverev beat Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7/5), denying the Swiss veteran a tilt at a 100th title and earning a chance to avenge his round-robin defeat at the hands of the Serb earlier in the tournament.
“I’m very pleased I’m able to play at a high level consistently week after week for the last six months,” said Djokovic.
“I played very well in the group stage against Sascha (Zverev) but I don’t think he was close to his best… It is the last match of the year for both of us so let the better player win.”