Rafael Nadal ensures number one ranking for end of year

It is the third time Nadal has finished a calendar year as the world number one and the first since 2010.

updated: November 06, 2013 23:29 IST
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London: Rafael NadalRafael Nadal guaranteed he will finish 2013 on top of the world rankings with a 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (8/6) victory over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.

Nadal arrived for the prestigious season-ending event knowing two Group A victories at London's O2 Arena would be enough to ensure he couldn't be caught by second placed Novak Djokovic in the race for the number one ranking.

The Spaniard achieved that aim in typically dominant fashion, beating Swiss seventh seed Wawrinka 24 hours after opening the tournament with a straight sets win over David Ferrer.

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