Well, stroung and fast
The top seed is right, his first serve and then next shot in the rally have been ruthless and clinical. His opponents have been bamboozled beyond the baseline.
What about Sascha? Djokovic demolished the German 6-2, 6-1 in Shanghai, before a commanding 6-4, 6-1 scoreline earlier this week in the round robin.
“I thought Sascha did very well in crucial moments,” revealed the world No.1, having watched the first semi-final. “When Roger (Federer) was putting some pressure on him to come back in the match, Sascha managed to hold his serve very well, also really, really strong and fast.
“I'm expecting quite a different matchup for us than what it was in the group stage, even though the win in the group stage against him few days ago can definitely serve as kind of maybe a mental advantage.
“But Sascha, even though he's a leader of new generation, still kind of considered a young player, he's an established player. He's shown some great skill on the court the last couple years. He's shown why he deserves to be in the mix of the top players in the world.”