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Djokovic defeat Federer and finish the year as Champion 

Djokovic defeat Federer and finish the year as Champion


The leader in the world rankings Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won the last ATP tournament of the season with a prize fund 5.5 million dollars in London. 2008 champion Djokovic beat the winner of six titles in the tournament Roger Federer (Switzerland) with a 7:6 (6), 7:5 for 2:14 hours.

The 25 years old Serb started the year with a victory at the Australian Open in January and end it successful, winning the title in London. Federer did not managed to add a seventh trophy from this tournament in his collection and to win for the third consecutive year.

On the court were over 17,000 spectators who witnessed an impressive match. Djokovic, who lost his last two matches against Federer, made an early breakthrough. He was losing with 0:3 after eight minutes, but managed to get to 5:4. The Serb squandered set ball and allowed a breakthrough in the tenth game, when served for the first part. In the tiebreak after 6:6, he still won with 8:6.

In the second set with 5:3 Federer served to equalize the score, but Djokovic did not give up, he has won four straight games and reached the title. The Serb scored 6 aces and 19 winners hits, getting three break of nine opportunities.

This was only the eighth loss of Federer in 44 matches in the final tournament of the ATP. Djokovic's victory brought him a check for 1.76 million dollars.

"I tried to convince myself that I could win the match and it happened. I showed my best tennis when I needed it, "said the winner after the match.

For Djokovic this is the sixth title of the year and 34th of his career. "It was a very long year, very long two years, but very successful for me. I do not know how I managed to keep that level after 2001's but I still play great tennis, "said the Serb, who for the second consecutive year ends the season as number 1 in the world.

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