(November 10, 2013) Novak Djokovic made short work of his sometime nemesis Stanislas Wawrinka in the evening session semi-final on Sunday, as he swept past the Swiss in straight sets 6-3 6-3.
Wawrinka certainly made the more spirited start, breaking Djokovic early but the defending champion responded immediately with a break back, before punishing Wawrinka for a sloppy game with a break to serve for the first set.
Djokovic kept the pressure on by breaking early in the second set, and there was always a sense that Wawrinka was just over-hitting as the Serbian stayed in control.
After the match Wawrinka said: “I was little bit late physically. Against him, that’s make a big difference. I didn’t find a way how to move really inside the court when he give me a few balls.”
The defending champion is relishing the challenge, as the World Nos. 1 and 2 will contest the season ending finale against the game’s elite players, which seems a fitting end to the year.
Djokovic said: “This is probably the most competitive tournament that we have after Grand Slams in our sport, and we both want to crown this season in the best possible way and end it with a title.”
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Singles – Semi-finals
 R Nadal (ESP) d  R Federer (SUI) 75 63
 N Djokovic (SRB) d  S Wawrinka (SUI) 63 63
Doubles – Semi-finals
 B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d  A Peya (AUT) / B Soares (BRA) 46 64 10-8
 D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d  I Dodig (CRO) / M Melo (BRA) 76(10) 75