Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 ATP TOUR FINALS: Djokovic Beats Nadal To Defend Title

As I predicted, World #2 Novak Djokovic beat World #1 Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 in the finals of the year-end championships to defend his 2012 ATP World Tour championship. Djokovic now trails 17-22 in the head-to-head with Nadal and leads 10-9 in tour finals and is currently on a 22-match winning streak. Nadal had the better year of the two, ending with an overall 76-7 record (compared to Djokovic's 72-9) including 2 major championships and 5(!) ATP Masters titles in Indian Wells, Rome, Madrid, Cincinnati and Montreal. Djokovic won one major, reached the finals of two others and won 3 Masters series shields (Monte Carlo, Shanghai and Paris). The 9th Masters shield was won by Andy Murray (over David Ferrer, who ended the year at #3).

Djokovic will play for Serbia against defending champions Czech Republic this weekend to attempt to win back the Davis Cup.

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