Novak Djokovic: 'I was just trying to hang in there against Roger Federer'

Djokovic: 'It was not easy against Federer'
© PA Photos
Novak Djokovic admits that Roger Federer gave him a tough time in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals.

World number one Novak Djokovic has admitted that it was not easy for him to defeat Roger Federer in the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday.

The Serbian defeated the 31-year-old in straight sets in the final in London to win the tournament for the second time in his career.

"I was just trying to hang in there," BBC Sport quotes Djokovic as saying.

"It's not the first time that Roger started so well against me. I've experienced before his aggression, really trying to put his mark on the match.

"Whenever I needed to come up with some really good shots - really focus myself and get every ball back in the court - I did that, so I cannot be more thrilled than now."

Djokovic won the ATP World Tour Finals four years ago in Shanghai.

Share this article now:
Roger Federer
Read Next:
Live Commentary: ATP World Tour final - Novak Djokovic 7-6(6) 7-5 Roger Federer - as it happened
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account