David Ferrer is through to the semis of the ATP World Tour finals in London after beating World No.1 Novak Djokovic in style.
The Spaniard broke Djokovic at 3-3 score in the opener to take the set 6-3, and completely dominated the favorite in the second, which ended 6-1.
“I think maybe today was my best match of the season,” Ferrer told the tournament’s official website. ”I felt good before the match. Maybe the key was in my serve. The last times against Nole, I haven’t served really good.”
The 29-year-old now has two wins out of two in the English capital after beating home favorite Andy Murray in his opening Group A match.
“I am very motivated,” Ferrer added. “I am in the semi-finals. I want to enjoy this moment. I don’t want to think about the semi-final on Saturday.”
Djokovic now has to beat fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in his final group match on Friday to book a place in the last four.
Meanwhile, Tomas Berdych kept his hopes alive for the ATP World Tour finals, with a close victory over Tipsarevic.
The seventh-seeded Czech saved a match point in the decider before beating his Serbian opponent on a tie-break, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6.