World tennis No 1, Novak Djokovic says he felt much challenged by his opponent, Alexander Zverev after his victory at the ATP on Wednesday at the 02 Arena in London
Djokovic defeated Zverev 6-4 6-1 straight sets in a game that saw the Serbian outclassing his German counterpart.
Djokovic who has been enjoying some scintillating victories recently admitted that the German pushed him harder unlike his smooth victory against John Isner on Monday.
The Serbian while speaking on his victory said, “I don’t think it was breathtaking tennis from both of us, but a win is a win.
‘Midway through the second set I started to swing through the ball and he made some unforced errors which allowed me to win.
“I didn’t want to be 5-4 and a break down playing against Zverev’s serve, it was really hard to read his serve, more difficult than Isner. But in the second set it was more easy to read him.’
Mailonline reported that the only result from Wednesday’s late match that can prevent Djokovic from advancing would be a straight-set victory for Marin Cilic over John Isner.
After defeating Cilic in his opening match, Zverev still has a chance to become the first German since 2003 to advance to the semi-finals of the season-ending competition.