Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic's victory in London denied Rafael Nadal the only big trophy missing from his glittering CV.

updated: November 12, 2013 09:41 IST
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London: Novak Djokovic capped off a phenomenal autumn by defending his ATP World Tour Finals title with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 win over Rafael Nadal in a duel between the two dominant players of the season on Monday night.

There's no doubt Djokovic is the man to beat on indoor hard courts. And just for the record, his 22 consecutive wins to finish 2013 matched top-ranked Nadal's best stretch of the year. Djokovic's winning run started after a U.S. Open final defeat to Nadal, and during a span when the Spaniad replaced him atop the rankings.

"The most positive thing that I can take from those 2 ½ is the fact that I managed to regroup after a few big losses against Nadal, especially in Roland Garros, U.S. Open final and Wimbledon final," said Djokovic, who became the seventh player to win the elite season-ending tournament at least three times.

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