Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas for the ninth straight time by 6-4, 7-6 (4) within the gamers’ opening match on the ATP Finals on Monday.
Djokovic has overwhelmed Tsitsipas in his third straight event following wins in Astana, Kazakhstan and on the Paris Masters.
“All of the matches we’ve performed have been determined by two or three factors and that was once more the case tonight,” Djokovic stated.
He broke Tsitsipas within the opening sport and held from there to shut out the primary set.
“A break in these situations is decisive,” Djokovic stated of the quick indoor courtroom.
A cross-court backhand passing shot winner that landed on the road helped Djokovic transfer forward within the second-set tiebreaker.
Tsitsipas gained two of his first three profession matches in opposition to Djokovic however hasn’t overwhelmed the 21-time Grand Slam winner in additional than three years.