Sep 2, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Roger Federer (SUI) wipes his face with a towel during a line change in the third set of his match against Tommy Robredo (ESP) on day eight of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in ATP World Tour Finals


In one of the more highly anticipated ATP World Tour Finals matches of the tournament, we saw Novak Djokovic take on Roger Federer. To no surprise, Federer was yet again ousted by the Djoker. Djokovic, the defending champion of the event, was able to get the win in three sets, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-2.

In an article by the Associated Press, found here on ESPN,

Playing his first round-robin match at the elite tournament this year, Djokovic extended his winning streak to 18 matches after capturing his sixth title of the season last week in Paris. He beat Federer in Paris in the semifinals. Djokovic is trying to finish No. 1 for the third year in a row.

In order to take over the number 1 overall ranking, Djokovic still has to go though Nadal, who is just one win away from holding onto the top ranking for the year.

Both men, Djokovic and Federer, have had interesting 2013 campaigns. One was given the opportunity to rack up a lot of victories, while the other had to face challenges in he form of injuries and early exits. It’s tough to see a legend like Federer have a bad year, but it will be interesting to see how he can bounce back next year.

 

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