Tennis – Djokovic destroys Wawrinka in London

The Serb responded to losing the first two games to steamroller the Swiss who was unfortunate to meet the defending champion at his imperious best.

Djokovic tops Group A with two wins and is now poised to qualify for the semi-finals.

Djokovic, who will clinch the year-end number one ranking should he beat Tomas Berdych in his final round-robin match, dialled in his A game to counter an aggressive start by Australian Open champion Wawrinka, winning 20 of 23 points in a five-game burst from 0-2 down in the first set.

Poor Wawrinka, a semi-finalist here last year, was run ragged at times by the power, precision and finesse of the 27-year-old Djokovic who racked up a 29th consecutive indoor victory with laser-guided forehand winner.