Top-ranked Djokovic tops Federer to win ATP finals

Top-ranked Djokovic tops Federer to win ATP finals
November 12, 2012, 5:44 pm
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Noak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their ATP World Tour Tennis singles final match in London, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

(APWF)

LONDON (AP) Novak Djokovic recovered from early breaks in both sets to beat Roger Federer 7-6 (6), 7-5 Monday in the championship match at the ATP finals.

Federer broke Djokovic's serve to take a 2-0 lead in the first set, and then again to open to the second set, but the top-ranked Serb rebounded each time.

It was Djokovic's second victory at the year-end tournament for the top eight players in the world. He also won in 2008, when the tournament was in Shanghai.

Federer had been looking for his record seventh title.