Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in ATP World Tour Finals

The curtain came down on a memorable ATP season as Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer, 7-6 7-5 in an entertainining final at the O2 on Monday night.  The first set was a rollercoaster of an opener; Federer started the brighter to lead 3-0, but Djokovic raised his intensity exceptionally well and served for the match at 5-4.  Federer broke back and forced a tiebreak where Djokovic was initially thwarted by a touch of genius from the Swiss man.  However Djokovic eventually prevailed as he won the opening set by eight points to six on the tiebreak.

Federer once again roared into the lead in the second set, but Djokovic pegged him back after saving two set points.  Federer then seemed to collapse as Djokovic held and then broke at the death with a stunning pass to clinch victory.  It was a great final to end another successful tournament at the O2.  It has been confirmed that London will play host to the World Tour Finals for the next three years until 2015... if the ticket prices are acceptable, I might think about going next year!

I was 100% on predicting the round robin matches, but lost out in the semi-finals.  At some point, I will look back over my best and worst predictions of the year! I now go into hibernation for the next two months ;-) Of course, there is the Davis Cup Final at the weekend but the majority of players will now be enjoying their holidays before preparations for the 2013 season begin...

Coming Soon - Part two of my review of the best WTA matches of 2012 and further reviews from 2012 so stay tuned :-)))

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