ATP Tour Finals: Djokovic Too Hot for Wawrinka Sets Up Nadal Final

World number two Novak Djokovic cruised to a straight set victory against ATP World Tour Finals debutante Stanislas Wawrtinka on Sunday to set up a final against Rafael Nadal.

The defending champion outplayed the eighth-ranked Swiss, who has not won him since 2006, to claim a 6-3, 6-3 victory in London.

Dokovic did not hit a winner until the final game of the opening set but he was in top form by the closing stages.

The victory extended the 26-year-old’s winning run to 21 matches as he has not lost since losing to Spaniard Nadal in the final of the US Open in September, as well as having the best indoor record for 2013.

Image Credit: Reuters. Djokovic Hits Forehand on His Way to a 6-3, 6-3 Victory Over Wawrinka.
Image Credit: Reuters. Djokovic Hits Forehand on His Way to a 6-3, 6-3 Victory Over Wawrinka.

Monday’s final will mark the sixth meeting between the present world number one and two this season. Nadal will be hoping to win his first finals title while his opponent will be up for back-to-back victories at the O2 Arena.

“It’s going to be a great final,” said the Serb. “I hope all the crowd will enjoy it because we definitely do on the court.

“It is always a thrilling competition between me and Rafa. Let’s say we know each other quite well. There’ll be no secret between us on the court.”

Wawrinka was not the only Swiss to lose out of Monday’s final showdown on Sunday, Federer lost 7-5, 6-3 to Nadal in the early semi-final match.

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