by Ahmed Ibrahim
Twists and turns. That is the Round Robin format of this ATP World Tour Final, and Novak Djokovic is no exception as he had to wait several more hours to find out if his stellar 2011 had come to an end. Unfortunately for Djokovic, his stay in London was cut short after an amazing year, as he lost to Janko Tipsarevic 3-6 6-3 6-3.
It cannot be easy playing against your fellow countryman in such a high-stakes match and many had predicted a virtual walkover by Djokovic; people questioned whether Janko Tipsarevic had it within him to beat the World Number 1 in such circumstances given past performances. How wrong they were.
The first set was a 2011 Djokovic performance and a straight sets victory was looking likely as he got out of the starting blocks and took the match to Tipsarevic. The forehands and backhands that had failed him against David Ferrer found life to devastating effect as he broke Tipsarevic at 1-2. Moving effortlessly with fluid shots, Djokovic held ser...