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Djokovic defends ATP World Tour Finals title with victory over Nadal

The world number two won 6-3, 6-4 in London tonight.

Djokovic lifts the trophy.
Djokovic lifts the trophy.
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NOVAK DJOKOVIC REIGNED supreme at the ATP World Tour Finals yet again as the defending champion crushed world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 tonight.

World number two Djokovic has now won the prestigious season-ending event three times and is the eighth player to successfully defend the Tour Finals title.

The 26-year-old has also equalled Nadal for the longest winning streak of 2013 after claiming his 22nd successive victory since losing to the Spaniard in the US Open final.

Djokovic’s seventh title of 2013 went some way to avenging that painful loss in New York and eased the frustration of surrendering his place at the top of the world rankings to Nadal.

He has now beaten Nadal 10 times in 19 finals, while extending his winning run at London’s O2 Arena to 10 matches since losing to Janko Tipsarevic two years ago.

- © AFP, 2013

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