Sep 9, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal (ESP), right, greets Novak Djokovic (SRB) after the men

Djokovic beat Nadal for 3rd ATP Finals title

Sep 9, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic (SRB) during his match against Rafael Nadal (ESP) in the men

Novak Djokovic finished his 2013 season on a high note, by defending his ATP World Tour Finals title, and beating the guy who took his No. 1 world ranking a few weeks ago in the meantime.

Djokovic beat his opponent, Rafael Nadal, in an impressive fashion, winning in straight sets (6-3, 6-4). In an article from ESPN, Djokovic spoke about his win.

“The most positive thing that I can take from those 2½ months is the fact that I managed to regroup after a few big losses against Nadal, especially in Roland Garros, US Open final and Wimbledon final,” said Djokovic, who became the seventh player to win the elite season-ending tournament at least three times.


“After the US Open final, of course, I needed to take things slowly and see and analyze what I did wrong, especially in the matches against him, to understand what I need to do in order to win against him,” Djokovic said. “I think the results are showing that we had a great improvement in the last 2½ months.”

By beating Nadal, Djokovic was able to avenge his loss at the US Open finals, although the prize and the title wasn’t as great as Nadal’s back in September.

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