World number one Novak Djokovic was shocked by David Ferrer of Spain on Day four of the ATP Tour finals in London.
The Serb who won three out of four of this year’s Grand Slams suffered a heavy defeat in the season ending tournament at the 02 Arena. He narrowly beat Thomas Berdych in his first round robin game but his luck was not in on Wednesday evening as Ferrer booked his place in the semi-finals after wins over Andy Murray and now Djokovic.
The 6-3 6-1 defeat was only his fifth of the year and despite being top of the rankings, Djokovic’s form has dipped in recent tournaments mainly due to a troubling shoulder injury. He made 33 uncharacteristic unforced errors during the evening session game to slump to a surprise defeat.
“I just wasn’t there,” Djokovic said. “It was the worst match I’ve played this season so far definitely. So many unforced errors.”
Earlier in the day, Thomas Berdych showed superb mental capacity to overcome Janko Tipsarevic. The Serbian had replaced the injured Andy Murray in the tournament and took the first set but Berdych won the next two sets to claim his first victory and leave him with a chance of making the semi-finals.
Today, pre-tournament favourite Roger Federer takes on America’s Mardy Fish at 2pm while Rafa Nadal plays Jo Wilfred Tsonga not before 8pm.
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