Novak Djokovic began his quest for a fourth successive ATP Tour Finals title by brushing aside Kei Nishikori in the opening match of the season-ending tournament at the 02 Arena this afternoon.
The world number one took just one hour and six minutes to seal a 6-1 6-1 victory over the eight seed from Japan, finishing things off with a perfectly-judged volley indicative of his performance.
The Serbian immediately took control by breaking Nishikori at the first opportunity. He broke him again in game six to virtually clinch a first set in which he lost just three points on his own serve.
Set two was a similar story as Nishikori struggled to contain the 10-time Grand Slam champion, not helping his cause with three double faults and nine unforced errors as he conceded serve three times.
The 2014 US Open finalist will have a chance to show his true colours when he faces the loser of tonight’s match between Roger Federer and Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. Djokovic will play the winner.
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