ATP Tennis final: Djokovic too good for Federer

By Rob Virtue on November 12, 2012 10:08 PM |


World number one Novak Djokovic lifted the ATP World Tour Final trophy at The O2 on Monday night with a victory against last year's winner Roger Federer.

The Serbian won in two sets of exhilarating tennis at the North Greenwich stadium to add to his Australian Open victory earlier this year.

The top seed held off the Swiss in a nailbiting first set, winning 8-6 on a tie-break.

A pulsating second set saw Federer 5-3 up at one stage, before Djokovic broke serve to help him level the scores.

The favourite then held serve to take a 6-5 lead, leaving Federer, a six-time winner of this tournament, to hold serve to stay in the match.

Two unforced errors gave Djokovic the chance for victory and he took it with a superb backhand shot past the 31-year-old from Switzerland.

Djokovic, who picked up £1million prize money from the win, said afterwards: "Me and Roger pushed eachother to the maximum today.

"It's been a fantastic season and I can't thank my team enough. We couldn't start and finish the season in a better way."