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  1. Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer 6-3 6-4
  2. Fourth straight ATP World Tour title for Djokovic

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

Novak Djokovic

"Thanks for your support" and "see you next year" scrolls around the screens at the top of the O2.

Another successful tournament, another confirmation of Novak Djokovic's preeminence. 

Now, thoughts turn to next weekend.

Great Britain aiming to end 79 years of Davis Cup hurt.

Goodness. See you there.

Federer 3-6 4-6 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic poses with the ball kids and the trophy, sparking a rush from the blue-shirted fuzz-grabbers to get a prime position close to the centre of the shot and the main man.

After the snappers have done their work, Djokovic slaps high-fives with the ball-kids.


Djokovic lifts the trophy

Federer 3-6 4-6 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic's turn. The Serb hoists the trophy to the roof as the blue and white tickertape flutters down around him.

"I am enjoying every moment on the court,I cherish every moment after dreaming of it as a kid. Thank you everyone for making this year so special," he says.

"I am looking forward to our two weeks of holiday with my wife and son and away from tennis for a bit. Congratulations to Roger, it was another epic match today and I hope you enjoy your time off with your family."

Djokovic lifts the trophy

Cool play to Coldplay

Slightly surreal choice of backing track as Djokovic lifts the trophy - 'Fix You' by Coldplay.

Perhaps the words are aimed at the beaten Federer - "When you try your best and you don't succeed..."


Federer gracious as ever

Federer 3-6 4-6 Djokovic

Roger Federer steps up to press the flesh with the dignitaries and pick up the runners-up plate.

And he has some words for us...

"It is never fun on the not winning side, it is better than not playing at all like last year," he said.

"This week was great, there were some crazy points tonight, but like plenty of times this year Novak deserved it. Well done on a crazy good year."

Dollar bills

Federer 3-6 4-6 Djokovic

This tournament is a big money-spinner for the ATP who generate north of £10m from the event.

It is also where the players put some serious bread on the table.

Djokovic will take home $2,061,000 (£1.35m) from his week's work.

Federer's failure to win the title here means that Andy Murray will finish the year as world number two - his best ever ranking at the season's end.

Federer 3-6 4-6 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic the statesman takes over from Novak Djokovic the cold-blooded competitor.

The winner shares a sporting word with Roger Federer at the net before heading over to his camp to share an embrace with Boris Becker and the rest of his coaching team and a kiss with wife Jelena.

Djokovic is the first man to win the year-end finals four years in succession. He has won five in total, one behind Federer.

Game, set and match

Federer saves the first break point.

But double faults on the second!

Job's a good un for Novak!

Novak Djokovic wins
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Two match points Djokovic

*Federer 3-6 4-5 Djokovic

Roger Federer surrenders the first point of the game with a lax forehand bosh between the tramlines.

A massive trade of backhands in the next rally, Djokovic pushing right up to the baseline and Federer flops the 32nd stroke into the net. 


Djokovic just wide with a forehand as he goes for the kill. 15-30.

Federer stabs a volley into the net! Two match points Djoko!

Novak Djokovic

*Federer 3-6 4-5 Djokovic

If Novak Djokovic was unsettled by the three break points that slipped away from him in the previous game, he is hiding it well.

A hold to love, sealed with a backhand plugged down the narrow slice of court that proves too good for a wrong-footed Roger Federer.

Federer has to serve to stay in the match.

Andrew Castle

BBC Sport

This is going to test Djokovic's composure. He's not going to play many games like that and lose. Now ... engagement from the crowd - love, even - for Federer.

Novak Djokovic takes a rest

Federer saves three break points and holds

Federer 3-6 4-4 Djokovic*

Roger Federer channels Houdini and makes a supreme escape.

Five straight points bring him back from the dead and bring the O2 Arena alive.

Some demons floating over the net toward Novak Djokovic, looking to worm their way into his psyche.

Djokovic with three break points

*Federer 3-6 3-4 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic with a skidding, flashing, unerring forehand pass and Federer flops like freshly landed trout as his opponent moves to 0-30.

A laser-guided forehand down the line and it is 0-40, three break points and, quite possibly, the beginning of the end.

*Federer 3-6 3-4 Djokovic

Roger Federer brings his many fans to their feet as he leaps like a salmon to swat away an overhead and win a game of cat and mouse at the net.

The Fed Head lap that sort of thing up and the man himself celebrates with a clenched fist and long look down the other end.


But Novak Djokovic slams a lid back on the bubbling atmosphere sharply. He works Federer over from the back of the court to bring up 40-15 and then lands a precision second serve down the middle which Federer never recovers from in the final rally.

Novak Djokovic serves

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Lewis J 815: Does annoy me how much more support Federer has over Djokovic. BOTH of them are incredible. Djok's year=insane

jonie1303So glad Wimbledon has a dress code for players. All white looks so smart

Federer 3-6 3-3 Djokovic*

Roger Federer's serve has not been shoved under the spotlight particularly in this second set.

He breezes through another thanks to some brave raids to the net and some fairly basic errors from Novak Djokovic.

Is that a platform for him to get back into the match? It is a start certainly.

Andrew Castle

BBC Sport

It's almost as though the task is that much clearer for Federer. He is clearly trying to get to the net and force things,but Djokovic is so hard to break down. That's why he's number one.

Roger Federer

*Federer 3-6 2-3 Djokovic

Roger Federer over-cooks a forehand over the back to allow 30-15 to slip to 40-15.

Novak Djokovic advances to occupy mid-court and boss the rally, thumping down smashes with nail-gun power.

Roger Federer's racquet crumples under the assault and Novak Djokovic keeps his nose ahead in the second set.

Federer 3-6 2-2 Djokovic*

Roger Federer keeps hold of his serve, despite one forehand return winner from Novak Djokovic that frankly required some sort of ESP/mind-reading/fortune-telling from the Serb.

He was moving to hit the ball halfway though the ball toss.

Capital gains

*Federer 3-6 1-2 Djokovic

Former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is in the crowd tonight. As are Gunners former and present Robert Pires and Olivier Giroud.

Their side lost to West Brom yesterday, while Spurs beat West Ham 4-1 a little earlier.

Thierry Henry

*Federer 3-6 1-2 Djokovic

Roger Federer biffs a lovely backhand down the line - no backlift, just using Novak Djokovic's pace to redirect the ball for a winner.

He then clambers into a high bounce on his own baseline and slaps away a forehand winner that registers 95mph on the speed gun.

Two fabulous shots, but that is what Federer needs to do to get anything on the board. He loses the game to 30.

Federer 3-6 1-1 Djokovic*

Roger Federer holds serve as the match migrates from BBC Two to BBC Three.

If you were watching on television you might have lost some of the detail in how he did so.

Not if you watched via the feed at the top of this page though.

Oh no...

Roger Federer

*Federer 3-6 0-1 Djokovic

Roger Federer is not going to go down wondering.

He is trying to snuff out the rallies before they have time to get beyond three shots - the territory that Djokovic owns in men's tennis.

However the Swiss is just wide as he goes for broke on a second-serve return at 0-15 up.

Then at 40-30 down, he guesses, like a goalkeeper in a shoot-out, on the direction of Djokovic's second serve.

He goes wide, but Djoko and the ball go down the T.

Maybe he could have played that point more conservatively...

Federer up against it

David Law

BBC commentator

Roger Federer is 22-21 up in games against Novak Djokovic. But only one of those wins has come when he lost the first set.

(Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra)

Dominant Djokovic

Miles Maclagan

British tennis coach on Radio 5 live sports extra

He saved break point and then broke Roger twice. He just needs more of the same.

Game and first set

Federer 3-6 Djokovic*

No surprise for guessing how Roger Federer plays the big points.

He comes marching forward to the front of the court on both.

The first time it pays off and a twisting backhand volley is too quick for Djokovic to rearrange his limbs into position to hit a winner.

The second time it doesn't. Djokovic sticks up the lob, gobbles up Federer's stretching reply and moves a set up.

Roger Federer

Federer faces two set points

*Federer 3-5 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic with two break and set points as he sprints for home in the opener...

Sweet as...

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent

You do know we get chocolates if Novak Djokovic wins. It's a tradition. He brings them out at the press conference.

Novak Djokovic
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*Federer 3-5 Djokovic

Novak Djokovic turns another service game into a non-event and that is just how he will like it.

He runs 30-0 up the flagpole. He then rains down angles and spiteful pace off the floor in the next rally, but tugs a forehand wide.

Almost a carbon-copy of the error, again missing by a foot or so out wide off the forehand wing, gives Federer 30-30.

A jumbo-sized serve though, followed by a backhand swept down the line, pours a bucket of cold water on the rising fervour in the O2.

Now here's a question...


Margaret BakerCan you help pls Why has Roger got odd socks on? Right one has white stripe on the top??

Odd, very odd.

Federer 3-4 Djokovic*

This man is not for turning.

Roger Federer keeps the faith in his net-pressing, advancing to slot away a nice backhand volley and then a running drive forehand to see off the danger from 30-30. 

Roger Federer
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Djokovic holds

*Federer 2-4 Djokovic

Another opportunity slides by for Roger Federer, who found that he could not convert his chances against Djokovic in a four-set defeat in the US Open final earlier this year.

Will it be another rare case of what-could-have-been for the man who has won so much?

Djokovic saves break point

Federer 2-3 Djokovic*

Roger Federer comes rushing to the net as Djokovic is forced out wide and sticks a volley mid-court and central.

Djokovic should punish it, but flays wide, perhaps thrown by Federer's slightly shoddy stroke.

Break point. Saved by Djokovic. Out of the fire and back to deuce.

Djokovic taken to deuce

Federer 2-3 Djokovic*

Now then.

Novak Djokovic yanks a double-handed backhand, under no pressure, into the top of the net. It should have been a simple rallying shot.

Instead it is 0-30 and a chance for Federer.

Djokovic irons out those groundstroke gremlins as he pounds his way back to 40-30, but then is pinned by a dismissive backhand swipe down the line.


Novak Djokovic

Federer 2-3 Djokovic*

Better news for Roger Federer as he ties down a serve game to love with some sturdy backcourt hitting.

Novak Djokovic, as he has a few times this week, looks like he has taken a return game off after securing a break.

 A mental freshen-up to reward himself for his efforts.

Federer's failure to convert

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at the O2 Arena in London

The keys for Federer always looked likely to be break-point conversion, which he struggled with in their US Open final, and success at the net, which took him past Wawrinka in the semis. So far the Swiss has failed to convert an early break point and come up empty on two trips to the net, Which does not bode well.

Roger Federer

*Federer 1-3 Djokovic

Playing Novak Djokovic gets into other players' heads.

They try a little too hard, push the limits beyond snapping point, stress-test their own games to destruction.

Roger Federer looks like he has a little of the fever. He gets over-eager and slaps a second-serve return into the net for 30-0.

He nibbles back a couple of points. But it is too much ground to make up.

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent

It's the fans with the Serbian flags - who are outnumbered here - that are happiest. Their man has had marginally the better of it, but a break of serve is worth its weight in gold.

On BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra.