'Revenge' might be a big word for Roger Federer's 6-4, 6-3 victory over Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals last night, but he did redeem himself - and how!
The Wimbledon final with no losers was still fresh in our minds when the two entered the court to win the semi-final berth, and for all of us awake after midnight in India, it was something to witness the greatest forces of tennis fighting it out again.
It is no hidden fact that I am a Federer fan, but you can gauge nearly everyone was rooting for Federer by the deafening sound of applause he received after the match.
A maestro serenaded by his fans 👏pic.twitter.com/j0KuZ8Rgzz— US Open Tennis (@usopen) November 14, 2019
No one beats Roger Federer six times in a row, not even Novak Djokovic. Federer stops the streak with a resounding 6-4, 6-3 victory in the ATP Finals. Served, played and plotted brilliantly. Into the semifinals. Djokovic eliminated. Nadal guaranteed to finish the year at No. 1— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) November 14, 2019
It is just beautiful to know that they (and I) would have clapped for Djokovic too, if he had won. But that's just how tennis works.
Roger Federer clinches year-end World No. 1..................— Matt Zemek (@mzemek) November 14, 2019
for Rafael Nadal................
by beating Novak Djokovic for the first time in four years.
You can't make this stuff up. #DEPORTES
The last night was the GOAT's night and needless to say, people like me didn't get much sleep.
When asked after the match, what made him win, a very self-aware Federer said 'I won the match point, I guess'.