Djokovic clinches World Tour Finals at the O2
November 13, 2012 by Greenwich.co.uk
Photos: Warren King
WORLD number one, Novak Djokovic, won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals this evening in front of a capacity crowd at the O2.
The Serb beat the defending champion Roger Federer in a thrilling two set match, taking the win 7-6 7-5 in two hours and 14 minutes.
The season ending win was played out in front of almost 18,000 fans at the North Greenwich venue, with Djokovic collecting a prize purse worth a cool $1,760,000.
Federer was looking to make it three tournament wins in a row, having conquered the O2 in 2010 and 2011, but the Swiss maestro looked the more tired of the two men and couldn’t overcome Djokovic.
Tournament extends stay in Greenwich
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals will stay in Greenwich for at least another three years, it has been announced.
The end of season tournament which pits the top eight male singles and doubles against each other will continue to be staged at the O2 arena until at least 2015.
The tournament has been hosted in 14 cities since it was established in 1970, with New York hosting the most number of times between 1977 and 1989. It was first staged at the O2 in 2009, with Nicolas Davydenko taking the title that year.
Brad Drewett, ATP Executive Chairman and President, said: “We are very happy to announce the extension of our original commitment in London for a further two years… The excitement created by our season-ending tournament in London has been fantastic, with fans, players, media and commercial partners all supporting the event in an unprecedented manner.”
Photo: Warren King