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- - I had to cut out all the sponsor-thanking there. Anyway, a fantastic win for Djokovic, who is undoubtedly the best in the world right now even if Fed is the GOAT and Murray the challenger. Thanks for joining me all week, it's been spectacular, intense and a tiny bit emotional. We'll be covering the Davis Cup final later this month but we'll be back in force tennis-wise for the new season, and the Australian Open in January. Cheers and catch me on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
- - “Congratulations Novak on a brilliant season, you’re the best. It’s been a great season for me as well, I cannot play much better than I did.”
- - Djokovic: “It’s an extreme honour for me to be here. Me and Roger pushed each other to the maximum today. It’s always a privilege and a pleasure to play you so thanks again for a fantastic week.”
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 7-5 – GAME SET AND MATCH! Federer with a wild forehand as Nole takes the first point in this crucial game. Fed wins the next rally, making Nole move before dragging a cool pass clear. Wicked serve spinning in from the middle, but yet another forehand miss from Fed! Miles wide! 30-30. And championship point as the trusted backhand lets Federer down!! TAKEN WITH A FABULOUS DIVING DRIVE DOWN THE LINE! What a way to win it!
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 6-5 – Federer finds Hackney with that backhand as Nole looks to force the tie-break or even win it in two. ACE. Fed’s forehand has been poor today but the next backhand slice, disguised to leave Nole a spectator, was majestic. And a forehand miss from the Serb for 30-30. A beastly exchange of forehands sees Fed go wide, and Nole holds as Fed digs a forehand long. Federer serving to stay in the final.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 5-5 – BREAK BACK! So we’re on deuce from two set points and Fed hits one long for break-back point! Surely not? Yes! Both men took some big risks with height and length on that rally, with Fed spooning a forehand out! Nole is a supreme hustler!
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 4-5 – Federer wins a point of volleys at the net. Unlucky on Nole’s next return, inches wide with Fed a spectator. But the Serb shows he can win at the net too with a delightful backhand down into space. Double-handed backhand to net from Nole and it’s two set points for Federer!! He hits an inch wide with his next winner though… and deuce as AGAIN he misses a forehand! Ach!
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 4-5 – Djokovic is serving to stay in the second set and he goes 30-0 after Fed misses a rushing volley at the net. But Nole kisses the line with an angled backhand drive that looked out to me but no challenge. A lovely Fed drop shot pleases the crowd, beautiful, but it’s 40-15, and Nole holds off his next serve. Fed serving for the set.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 3-5 – Fed saves the break point with an ACE for deuce!! And a huge stroke of luck as his drive hits the net, lands over and is pumped wide wildly by Djokovic! Advantage Federer – but he spurns it with ANOTHER miss on his forehand. But a fantastic switch of direction on his forehands brings up a volley, and Fed holds as Nole sends a forehand long.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 3-4 – Can Nole break back to avoid a third? Fed backhands weakly to net to start this service game, but he levels with a pretty straightforward smash after Djokovic gets caught on the back foot. But a double fault edges Nole ahead! Fed challenges that his ace down the middle was called out, but it was so on second serve. Ferocious backhand though, how does he get so much power with one hand, and Fed is level. Fantastic return off second serve and Fed nets the backhand from deep!
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 3-4 – Djokovic underhits a backhand drop shot into the net for 30-15 but he ACES away for two game points. And he holds as Fed spoons a return in the air, somehow meeting Nole’s follow-up volley but sending it well wide.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 2-4 – Federer’s serve is largely ‘on’ in this second set, fewer aces but more consistency as he moves 30-0. I say that then he double faults. Game points as a rush to net allows for the volley, although Nole is on his haunches after a slip, and Fed holds as Nole pumps a forehand return long.
- - @mburnham10: new prediction: djoky to win 7-6 6-4 ; Not sure I agree with that, can see this going all ze way. Predict away @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 2-3 – Eventually Djokovic holds as Federer fails to take his break point thanks to a succession of poor forehands, two of which fly wide when they should have at least been testers for Nole. Fed still a break up!
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 1-3 – Nole with an ACE to 30-0 but he strikes a forehand wide of the line for 30-15. Then a miss on his backhand to level, although Fed nets what could have been a winner return. But deuce now as Nole’s turn to miss a forehand, lots of errors I have to say. Break point as Fed lands a return right on the line, Djokovic never really recovering as he goes long two points later, but a forehand miss from Fed again! I don’t know how many he has missed with that shot.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 1-3 – Serve and volley from Fed to 15-15, but Nole levels to 30 with a fine angled forehand into space after some clever baseline work. Lovely hands from Fed at the net with a pace-killing drop shot for game point, but he goes long from a tentative rally for deuce. Nole then returns long, and Fed holds with an ACE down the middle.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 1-2 – Fed slices a backhand to net as they trade points on Nole’s next service game. He slices another one wide and Djokovic is on the board in the second set as his fierce second serve is netted by Fed’s stretching forehand.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 0-2 – Solid hold from Fed to back up that early break. Except he did that in the first set and we all know what happened. Revised predictions? Tweet @Reda_Eurosport.
- - @liamhappe: commentators courtside saying Fed played head games by choosing his seat when higher-ranked Djok shud have 1st pick. Superb! ; @MoustafaFC: Top class tiebreak. Sensational points. Terrific battle. #ATPWorldTourFinals ;@micaeljohnstone: come on Tim! -- Tweet me on @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 0-1 - BREAK! To the frustration of the crowd, who expect perfection from Federer, the Swiss hits a wild forehand long at break point. But he has it back as Nole misses a poor backhand wide, even the umpire’s getting tired of this… And finally Federer breaks as another cagey rally sees Nole crack first, spinning a mis-hit backhand wide.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 0-0 - Djokovic takes advantage as Fed scoops a forehand wide, but he goes wide again as this scrappy game is back on deuce. Nole roars like he’s won the match as Fed goes long with a backhand for advantage. Odd, maybe he thought it was the game. And it’s back to deuce as Djokovic misses a forehand. But then so does Fed, long as he aimed for Nole’s body, but Nole hits one long now. Long long game.
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) 0-0 - A confusing point sees Nole, serving, level to 30-30 with Fed stranded and most people thinking at least one of the shots involved was out. But a break point as Nole puts Fed’s return to net, but Fed backhands long for deuce. But another break point as Nole misses a backhand, only for Fed to do likewise and roar in frustration.
- - Well that set was the definition of topsy turvy. Fed had all the stats apart from percentage of first serves landed, but Fed's second serve winners were greater. But he hustled the key points and crucially the tie-break and somehow fought to that set. Warrior. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
- - DJOKOVIC 7-6(6) – SET! lovely width from Nole, two of his better shots tonight, and set point! But back on the Federer serve… WHAT A POINT! Nole flew into the net and made an impossible drop shot, but Fed somehow scooped it up to set up a killer pass to level at 6. But Fed goes from sublime to shocking with a backhand miss – set point again! And Djoko on serve! And he takes it with an angled forehand drive after Fed was pinned back by the serve!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-6 (5-5) – Federer challenges that his scooped forehand was out, looked it to me, and it was. But then he catches Nole off balance, the Serb shanking long, but then Federer misses one of his single-handed backhands and Nole is 5-4. But two monster forehands from Fed force a stooping Nole wide and Fed is two points from the net!
- - DJOKOVIC 6-6 (3-3) – First blood Nole as he gets a mini-break off a baseline rally as Fed goes long. That’s his best chance, dragging out the points and keeping them deep. An ambitious forehand lands long from Fed but the next point sees a surprise backhand switch, flicking it down the line to bring back the minibreak. Now Djokovic misses a forehand and Fed goes ahead in the breaker with a brutal serve out wide. A bad miss from Fed with a forehand to net after he had Nole pinned back. 3-3.
- - DJOKOVIC 6-6 – Federer brings it to the net which is where he is best, and he takes an exchange of volleys as a stooping Nole nets. And it’s 0-30 as Djokovic goes long!! Fed then overhits a forehand aimed down the line, and Djokovic ACES. Only his second tonight to Fed’s six. Another monster serve, down the middle this time, that Fed touches, and Djokovic forces the breaker as Fed nets his return.
- - @mburnham10: first set fed second djoky and then fed will win the third! ; @HeinvanderSteur: I predict Federer to come through in three. Enjoy the match! MAKE YOUR PREDICTIONS ON TWITTER @Reda_Eurosport
- - DJOKOVIC 6-5 – Fed ACES to 30-0 but, after dominating Nole on the next point, he misses a forehand pass. Great follow-up to the spinning serve, and from the brink of losing the first set Federer now has Djokovic serving to stay in it thanks to – yup – another ACE.
- - DJOKOVIC 5-5 – BREAK BACK FEDERER! Now break point Federer after some classy backhands give Nole the runaround on the baseline, the Serb pumping one long and gasping into every shot!! And Federer, staring down the first set, breaks back as his swashbuckling forehand is met by a weak Nole equivalent, into the net!
- - DJOKOVIC 5-4 – Djokovic is serving for the set and Fed’s opening return is well wide. Nole stretches the next point nicely as Fed misses a stretching backhand. But Nole’s forehand winner bounces an inch wide to give Fed a route back into it, and he’s level as Nole’s backhand bounces on the same spot as his previous miss! Set point though as Fed returns to net, but saved as a driving rally sees the Serb drop a forehand. Tetchy. Deuce.
- - DJOKOVIC 5-4 – BREAK! Crucial after an epic game! Another break point as Nole’s streetfighting qualities pay off again, Fed going long once more after the Serb’s great effort at the baseline, but his next return is wide for deuce. Nole challenges that his slice dropped out when it clearly did, mind-games? Anyway, Fed fails to hold as the net sends his forehand pass bouncing wide. And an incredible forehand across court when Nole was on his knees! Break point again! And taken as Fed nets!
- - DJOKOVIC 4-4 – At deuce on Fed’s serve we have some great volleying at the net, but Nole manages to spot a pass clear of the Swiss for break point! First serve is well wide – but the second bounces up past head height and Nole can only shank a backhand wide. Saved. The next return is long, but back to deuce as Fed overhits a wide forehand across court. Serve and volley, and volley, and a 1980s point puts Fed ahead although back to deuce as a scrappy Nole stays tight to force an error.
- - DJOKOVIC 4-4 – Fed is at times toying with Djokovic, it’s amazing he allowed himself to be broken back playing like this. Nole is scrapping for most of his points, but Fed IS making errors as he goes long for 30-30. Fine serve next though but deuce as Fed nets as he looked to bring it short.
- - DJOKOVIC 4-4 – Some terrific baseline exchange but slightly too wide a forehand pass by Nole and Roger has the opening point. Great kick serve, loads of spin, leaving a turning Fed prone to the forehand drive. Super serve down the middle, “we love you Roger” keeps ringing out. Get a room. Djokovic spins one wide though for 40-30. Nole holds as he bounces an angled forehand away from the stretching Roger.
- - DJOKOVIC 3-4 – ACE! Fed really is serving up a treat today, although Djokovic has been dishing out the chocolates in an attempt to bribe the understandably pro-Fed media. One more unreturnable serve, another ACE but Fed overhits a forehand across court and wide for 40-15. But a serve out wide is followed with a nice open forehand to the other corner and Fed holds.
- - DJOKOVIC 3-3 – Djokovic does hold in the end as a superb serve that Fed can’t return is followed by a baseline rally that Nole shades as the Swiss nets. Nole getting plenty of topspin now.
- - DJOKOVIC 2-3 – Let’s see how Fed responds. He bosses the first point on the Nole serve and stays alive despite some big hits but it’s one hit too many and Fed nets a stretching forehand. Nole releases his first ACE but then backhands well wide for 30s. Roger repays the favour for 40-30 but off second serve Fed can dictate the next point, Nole sliding into a backhand to net. Deuce.
- - After an incredible start by Federer, Djokovic has weasled his way back into this, as is his style. Fed was timeless and unerring in the opening three games but he's made some poor mistakes on his forehand and, worryingly, his favoured single-handed backie. How will this turn? Let me know on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
- - DJOKOVIC 2-3 – BREAK BACK! Nole edges ahead in this game now, that epic point seeming to have taken something out of Fed until he fires a forehand drive down the left. And now break point as another rally sees Fed net a forehand – recurring theme – before a wild backhand goes half a yard long! Nole breaks back!
- - DJOKOVIC 1-3 – Monstrous point. Possibly the best of these finals as Fed nails a killer forehand at about 120mph down the line after both men gave everything to stay in that rally. Chapeau. But he follows it with a weak backhand low to net, just to show he’s human.
- - DJOKOVIC 1-3 – Finally Djokovic holds as a Fed backhand is wild and long, before a thrilling final point sees a running Nole swing a massive forehand down the line. The world no.1 is made to work very hard to get on the board.
- - DJOKOVIC 0-3 –Federer takes first blood as he swipes away a forehand. Now some meaty baseline exchanges but, as Nole kills the pace with a slice, Fed underhits his response. Fed then nets a forehand under no pressure, returning well wide next, but Nole backhands just wide for 40-30. And deuce as an angled forehand from Fed kisses the line! Great shot. But a missed backhand after a cagey rally sees Nole ahead, although the next rally is more purposeful and sees Nole go long. Deuce again.
- - There are some drinkers here tonight judging by some of the shouts. Let’s hope they keep it under wraps between first and second serve – we’ve had a few issues with that this week. Should calling out be banned, period? Let me know what you think on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
- - DJOKOVIC 0-3 – Fed goes 40-15 as Nole goes long – but he challenges and with good reason, on the line. But Fed wins an incredible point from baseline to net, forehands, backhands drop-shots the works, and he holds as Nole’s next return nets. He challenges though – and he was right, serve was out! Second time this game! And Nole pulls it back to 40-30 on the next point but Fed holds with a serve out wide and a forehand drive off the left baseline.
- - DJOKOVIC 0-2 –BREAK! Djokovic, in stark contrast, begins his service game with a double fault. And after a Fed-style net rush he makes three crisp volleys before the Swiss passes clear of him! And an unforced error brings up three break points as Nole strikes long with the forehand after Fed’s one-handed backhand did some damage. And Nole forehands to net after another fine backhand from Fed, and it’s a love break!
- - DJOKOVIC 0-1 – Federer is to serve to start off and he ACES his way ahead. His next delivery catches Nole spinning and he returns long. A second ACE as Fed shows he has brought his A-game here and a love hold as he volleys clear after a run to the net. Classic Fed.
20:10 - I've said it before and I'll say it again - this is a brilliant arena for gladiatorial-style one-on-one sporting duels. The players are out, the coin is tossed and it's not clear who is serving first, I think Nole. Now for the publicity shots and some pre-match hitting.
20:06 - HEAD-TO-HEAD: Federer leads 16-12 but that does not tell the whole story – Djokovic won six out of their seven matches during his incredible run to the top. But Fed has the recent edge, having won their last two matches at Cincinnati and Wimbledon. And remember – with six Tour Finals victories, including the last two, Federer is the king of the covered arena.
20:05 - I'm your match commentator Reda Maher, back at the O2 for the final. Thanks to Pippa Davis and Fraser Masefield for covering the semis. Nole may be the favourite but my money’s on Federer, the king of indoor tennis. Who do you think will take this? Let me know on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. Either way it should be an amazing match. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
20:00 - This match is set to start at around 8.15pm with the doubles going to a Champions tiebreak. Djokovic is the favourite and should he win it would be the first non-Federer player to go unbeaten at these finals since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001.
- - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage as world number one Novak Djokovic tries to take Roger Federer's ATP World Tour Finals title at the O2 Arena in London.
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