ROGER Federer beat Rafael Nadal to take the ATP World Tour Finals title at the O2 arena last night.
The world number two beat his younger arch-rival 6-3 3-6 6-1 in the match which lasted just over an hour and a half.
A jaded looking Nadal was unable to offer up much resistance in the final set, perhaps not surprising since he had defeated Andy Murray in a thrilling three hour duel just 24 hours earlier - probably the match of the tournament.
Spanish and Swiss flags were held aloft and shouts of "We love you Roger!" and "Vamos Rafa!" could be heard around the packed arena.
Federer said after the match that "beating Rafa in the finals makes it extra special because of the year he had." His undefeated run through the year-end championships scoops Federer prize money of $1,630,000.
Earlier in the afternoon, Daniel Nestor & Nenad Zimonjic were crowned doubles champions.
This was the second time that the year's top eight players have assembled at the O2 for the World Tour Finals, with the event due to remain in Greenwich for at least the next three years. Next year's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals begin November 20th 2011.
If the tennis has inspired you to pick up a racquet, check out our guide to tennis courts in Greenwich.
The courts in Chesterfield Walk and Eltham Park South are my personal favourites, although as the Kidbrooke Kite notes, not all parts of the borough have such great facilities.