Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 10/17/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Lukasz Kubot of Poland during day eight of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
By Maud Watson Novak Djokovic tops off an impressive year in London, solidifying himself as ATP Player of the Year. No. 1 and Done Novak Djokovic may have come into London with the No. 1 ranking all sewn up, but he proved he was truly deserving of the honor when he capped off his 2012 season by defeating Roger Federer in the championship match of the ATP World Tour Finals. It was both a workman-like and spectacular week for the Serb. He didn’t always play his best, frequently finding himself down early against the likes of Murray, del Potro, and Federer, but on each of those occasions, he lived up to his seeding, showing great grit and determination to find a way to secure the win and ultimately go undefeated in the British capital. Furthermore, with his victory in London, Djokovic has arguably presented the best case for being named the ATP’s Player of the Year. In addition to the ATP World Tour Finals, he claimed the Aussie Open, three Masters shields, and reached the finals of an...
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