The Serb defeated the elite tournament of the eight best of the year on Sunday Matteo Berrettini from Italy 6: 2, 6: 1. The second match of the group BjOrn Borg will be played by Roger Federer (Switzerland) and Dominic Thiem (Austria) in the evening (21.00 / Sky).
Djokovic makes only a few mistakes
Djokovic has already won the event five times at the end of the season, with another victory he would be equal to record champion Federer (6). In addition, the 32-year-old fights in the O2 arena for the return to world ranking number one. Most recently, Rafael Nadal (Spain), who starts the tournament against defending champion Alexander Zverev (Hamburg) on Monday, overtook him in the ranking.
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Against Berrettini made Djokovic from the start hardly simple mistakes. Ultimately, there were eight unforced errors of the favorite of their 28 at Berrettini. After just 29 minutes, Djokovic won the first set, 33 more needed for the second round. In the previous year, the 16-time Grand Slam winner had lost only in the final against Zverev.
The winner in London can win up to $ 2.9 million and 1500 world ranking points. Overall, the tournament is endowed in singles and doubles with 8.5 million dollars. Three German winners have so far given: Boris Becker won in 1988, 1992 and 1995, Michael Stich won in 1993, Zverev in the previous year.