Djokovic grinds down Federer to win season finale

Posted at Nov 13 2012 01:08 PM | Updated as of Nov 13 2012 09:08 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Serbia’s Novak Djokovic cemented his place as the world’s top tennis player when he dethroned defending champion Roger Federer in their showdown at the ATP World Tour finals.

Federer has been all but unbeatable in the O2 Arena since it began hosting the tournament in 2009.

But Djokovic put a stop to the Swiss Maestro’s hat-trick of titles.

The never-say-die Serb dug deep to wipe off deficits and seal victory in two hours and 14 minutes.

It was only the fourth time in the tournament’s history that the world’s top two players had contested the final. -- Dateline Philippines, ANC, November 13, 2012