Sunday, December 30, 2012
Nole wins Abu Dhabi Exhibition
Novak Djokovic defeated Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 to win the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi again.
Nole crushes David Ferrer in straight sets to reach the final, but he got a tough test from Almagro, who rallied from 3-1 down in the tiebreaker to take the first set.
"It is amazing, him coming here only a few days ago and having a late entrance to the tournament and performing this well yesterday and today," Djokovic said.
Djokovic broke to lead 3-1 in the second set on his way to evening the match. The third set was much tighter, with both players holding serve after eight games until Djokovic went up 5-4 and then broke Almagro to clinch the victory.
Photo AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili