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Djokovic at Last Gets the Better of Federer

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The 2012 tennis season commenced way back in late January at the Australian Open when Novak Djokovic won an epic five-set encounter over Rafael Nadal to solidify his undisputed No. 1 ranking. And Djokovic ended 2012 with another significant triumph as the 25-year-old Serb defeated Roger Federer on Monday night at the ATP World Championships in London, 7-6 (6), 7-5. 

 

Federer has owned these season-ending championships, with this his eighth appearance in the finals. The indoor surface is unquestionably Federer’s best as no one else in the game can match his reflexes on the fast carpet.  

 

And the match started in very promising form for Federer as he held serve in less than a minute. He then proceeded to break Djokovic at love, with Djokovic...

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