Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
RESULTS FOR MONDAY, 11
Singles - Final
 N Djokovic (SRB) d  R
Nadal (ESP) 63 64
Doubles - Final
 D Marrero
(ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d  B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan
(USA) 75 67(3) 10-7
FINAL NOTES - DJOKOVIC DEFEATS NADAL TO RETAIN TITLE;
MARRERO/VERDASCO BEAT BRYANS
Djokovic successfully defends the Barclays ATP World
Tour Finals title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over top seed
Rafael Nadal in the fifth No. 1 versus No. 2 final in
the 44-year history of the season finale.
Djokovic, who also won the season finale crown in 2008,
is the seventh player in the history of the tournament
to win at least three titles.
• Djokovic extends his
winning streak to 22 matches, undefeated since his loss
to Nadal in the US Open final. He has a 72-9 match
record (15-0 indoors) going into this weekend's Davis
Cup final in Belgrade vs. Czech Republic.
Djokovic's seven titles this season is the second-most
of his career (10 in 2011).
• Nadal, also a
runner-up at The O2 in 2010, had been attempting to
become the third Spaniard to capture the title. He drops
to a 10-4 record in finals this year.
completes his season with a 75-7 match record, including
two Grand Slam championships and five ATP World Tour
Masters 1000 crowns. He clinched year-end No. 1 in the
Emirates ATP Rankings for the third time (also 2008 and
2010) on Wednesday with his second round robin win of
• In the doubles final, No. 6 seeded
Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco defeat
World No. 1 and three-time season finale champions Bob
and Mike Bryan 7-5, 6-7(3), 10-7 in their first year-end
• Marrero and Verdasco are the second
straight Spanish team to win the season finale title
after Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez last year and
third overall (Juan Gisbert-Manuel Orantes in 1975).
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Novak Djokovic: “We push each other to
the limit [and] we make each other better. We make each
other work harder on our games, especially when we play
against each other. It's always a huge challenge.”
“This can serve as a great platform for 2014 season.
I'm extra motivated and inspired to work and get myself,
first of all, rested and recovered in the off season,
and then work on my game and get ready for Australian
Rafael Nadal: “One thing that made the
difference in today's match was the serve. I didn't
serve well, he served well. On this kind of court, the
first shot is very important and he hit that first shot
much better than me.”
“Is very special what
happened this year. For me, the emotions of this year
after a tough year for all of us have been fantastic.
And certainly is the day to say congratulations and
thanks to all the people who were behind me supporting
me, let me work in the days that I was down.”
Fernando Verdasco: “It was a special
victory… You don't win a tournament like this every day.
I am really going to try to enjoy it. I think it's the
best way to go on holidays. Then try to work hard for
next season to be competitive and try to fight for the
Bob Bryan: “Got to give them credit.
They really stepped up. They might have been due for a
win against us. We've been playing against Fernando for
over 10 years and never lost to him. I knew he was bound
to get us one of these times. Unfortunately it had to be
here at The O2. But I'm happy for them. They're going to
be right in the mix of it next year as a top four team.”
Mike Bryan: “It's going to be tough to
better this year – 11 titles: we won five Masters
[1000s] and three [Grand] Slam. We'll take a year like
this every year. We can improve things. We're always
finding new things to work on. We like to keep raising
our level as we get older. We'll have the 100 title mark
on the horizon. We'd love to shoot that down next year."