PREVIEW: Djokovic v Federer | ATP World Tour Finals

Updated: November 22, 2015

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer get set for the year-end final at the o2 Arena in London LIVE on Let’s Talk Sport.



ATP World Tour Final

Venue: o2 Arena, London

Date: Sunday, November 22

18:00 (GMT) – Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer LIVE COMMENTARY on Let’s Talk Sport‘s Mixlr and LIVE TEXT COMMENTARY on Let’s Talk Sport‘s Twitter

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The world No. 1 is aiming to defend a successive fourth ATP World Tour Finals title after a dominant display throughout 2015.


The 28-year-old has gone on to win three Grand Slams, six Masters titles and winner of the ATP 500 Beijing Open which will go down as one of the most mastered campaigns in men’s tennis.


Roger Federer however, is bidding to win a seventh trophy at the season ender to join his previous success in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011.


The 34-year-old will be hoping to have a similar scenario over the Serb from Tuesday night after a straight set win in the Round Robin stages.


Both players will come face-to-face in a 7th tournament final of 2015 as Djokovic leads 4-2 with memorable wins at Wimbledon and the US Open.


Previous London meetings




Last time both players reached the final of the ATP World Tour Finals was three years ago where Djokovic claimed the last word by winning in straight sets (7-6, 7-5).





Last year was supposed to be an exciting climax to the tennis season between the two best players the sport can offer. But hours before the first serve, Federer stepped onto the court in his training gear to announce he would not be competing in the final due to injury picked up the night before against Stanislas Wawrinka.


Attendees were left disappointed as Federer went on to be next seen on court days later to represent Switzerland at the Davis Cup final against France.




Head to head


The 2015 ATP World Tour Finals finale will be the 44th chapter in the Djokovic – Federer saga that began in the 2006 Monte Carlo Masters which the Swiss won in three sets.


Novak Djokovic (1) 21 – 22 Roger Federer (3)


All finals: Djokovic 10 – 6


All sets: Federer 68 – 58


Hard courts: Federer 17 – 15

  • Indoor: tied 4 – 4






Jamie Davies (@JamieODavies)

Tennis correspondent


Prediction: Federer in straight sets


A rivalry which is unpredictable when it comes to the build-up of each meeting, that is what makes it so exciting to watch when you have the world No. 1 up against a player who once dominated the sport like Djokovic is doing now.


Taking into account the previous meetings, Federer looks much more comfortable in a three set format instead of the five on offer in Grand Slams. Could this be due to his age of being six years older than his rival on the other side of the court? Only Federer knows the answer to that question.


If this was a Grand Slam final then Djokovic would well and truly be the favourite, not that he isn’t for this final, but this could be anyone’s title on the night.



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