World No.1 Novak Djokovic has edged Serbia closer to a spot in the Hyundai Hopman Cup final with a convincing 6-2 6-0 win against Germany’s Tommy Haas at Perth Arena.
Djokovic bounced back after losing his previous match 6-4 6-4 against Australia’s Bernard Tomic at the $1 million mixed teams event on Wednesday night.
It was almost as if Djokovic was smarting from that surprise result, exacting revenge in a clinical display against Haas in just 62 minutes.
The colourful Serb, who won more than $12 million in prize-money alone in 2012, didn’t look back after breaking Haas’ service in the second and fourth games of the match.
Haas managed a single break back but Djokvoic closed out the first set before racing through the second in nonchalant fashion.
A win by world No.13 Ana Ivanovic in the women’s singles against Tatjana Malek would advance Serbia to Saturday’s final against Spain.
Spain reached the final after beating USA 3-0 on a forfeit, the Spanish pair of Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina Garrigues advancing after big-serving American John Isner pulled out of the tournament with a knee injury.