Novak Djokovic wins Barclays ATP Trophy
Novak Djokovic wins Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
13 Nov 2012, 09:00 GMT
Novak Djokovic has won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
I want to thank Barclays and the other sponsors for making this tournament possible.
Djokovic defeated Federer in an absorbing final at The O2 in London to become champion for the second time in his career, winning 7-6, 7-5 in just over two hours of pulsating tennis.
Barclays uses the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to support its commitment to use of sport as a platform to help young people develop life skills.
This year 1,000 young people and volunteers were given tickets to attend the event, and 20 lucky children also attended a training session at the O2 with former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker.
Barclays also selected and trained 30 Barclays Ball kids out of a field of 2,500 applicants, as well as honouring Milton Gayle as the Barclays Unsung Tennis Hero. Milton has helped hundreds of children get involved in tennis over the past 30 years. Milton Gayle joined Ashok Vaswani, Chief Executive of Barclays Retail and Business Banking, in presenting the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals trophy to Djokovic in front of 17,800 cheering fans.
The doubles tournament also finished with the pairing of Marcel Granollers and Marc López overcoming Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna 7-5, 3-6, 10-3 (champion’s tie break).
Receiving the trophy from Ashok Vaswani, Novak Djokovic said: “It’s the first time I am here at the closing ceremony in London. It’s an extreme honour for me to be here. Roger - we pushed each other to the maximum and it’s a privilege to play against you. I want to thank Barclays and the other sponsors for making this tournament possible.”
Barclays will continue to sponsor the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 in London until at least the end of 2015.
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