Monday, October 29, 2012

Novak Djokovic to finish 2012 as No. 1


Novak Djokovic to finish 2012 as No. 1

Novak Djokovic has clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking as Federer will drop points from his 2011 title wins at the Swiss Indoors and Paris Masters.

He lost in the Swiss Indoors final Sunday to Juan Martin del Potro, and then pulled out of next week's Paris tournament.

The ATP says Federer will not be able to earn enough points to finish the year ahead of Djokovic.

The Serb will become the first player to finish No. 1 in consecutive years since Federer did it four straight times from 2004-07.


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