ATP number one ranking Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer by two sets to nil (6-3 6-4). It’s the 4th consecutive time that the Serbian wins the title.
2015 won’t end up as an exception. Novak Djokovic – who did not leave Rafa Nadal any chance during their semi-finals encounter yesterday (6-3 6-3) – terminates the year how he had started it. Djoko won his 4th consecutive ATP World Tour Finals title after his win over Roger Federer, who clearly was one notch below tonight. After winning three grand slam titles – and a defeat in the French Open Final to Stan Wawrinka – and six Master titles, Djokovic finishes the year the best way he could possibly have done.
It seemed as if we were able to foresee the outcome of the game after the first points were played. Federer entered timidly in the game and was not able to find the solution to disturb his opponent, although he knows the recipe (Federer beat Djokovic in both ATP Cincinnati and Dubai finals this season). A rough 57% of first serve in the first set logically allowed Djokovic to end it after 39 minutes (6-3).
Federer somehow changed tactics and tried to shorten points as much as possible. Yet the Grand Slam titles record man lacked accuracy in his attacks with 31 unforced errors. On the other hand, Djokovic serenely played his game showing great strength and confidence throughout the whole finals.
Novak Djokovic ends the year with three grand slam titles, a defeat in the French Open final, six Masters titles, the title here and an 82-6 win-loss record.
It is fair to say that on the ATP circuit there is Novak and the rest. The question everyone might want to ask itself is: will Novak one day be considered as the greatest in tennis history ?