Djokovic downs Anderson in Abu Dhabi final


Abu Dhabi – World No 1 Novak Djokovic won a fourth Mubadala World Tennis
Championship
title on Saturday, coming back from a set down to beat
Kevin Anderson 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Djokovic claimed victory on a fifth match point against his South
African opponent who won the pre-season exhibition tournament in 2018.

The 31-year-old Djokovic previously claimed the three-day event in
the UAE in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and has now matched Rafael Nadal’s record
of four titles.

“I’m a bit tired. We weren’t expecting to play two hours and 30
minutes just before the start of the season,” said Djokovic who is
building towards an assault on a possible seventh Australian Open title
next month.

Wimbledon and US Open champion Djokovic now heads to neighbouring
Doha where he will be top seed at the Qatar Open starting on Monday. He
will take on Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur in his tournament opener.

World No 6 Anderson is top seed for the Maharashtra Open in Pune, India.



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Publish date : 2018-12-29 17:35:00

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