By Martyn Herman
Ruthless world number one Novak Djokovic thrashed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 as he closed in on a stunning climax to his season at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday night.
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 in London’s O2 centre 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.
All eight round-robin matches have so far been decided in straight sets.
Earlier, American world number one doubles duo Mike and Bob Bryan got back to winning ways as they came from a set down to