Tennis News: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal could help Novak Djokovic regain World No.1 spot

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Novak Djokovic (Photo Courtesy: Beth Wilson/Flickr)

World No. 1 Andy Murray was victorious in his final game of the season. He defeated Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals. However, the latest tennis news implies that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could help Djokovic regain the top spot.

Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic to end season as World No. 1

Murray defeated Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals in London with a final score of 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday, per BBC Sport. It is the World No. 1’s 24th consecutive win, which is a career best. The loss ended Djokovic’s four-year streak of winning the tournament.

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The Serbian superstar has nothing but praise for Murray after their match. He insisted that the Scottish superstar deserves to beat him and get the No. 1 spot. Djokovic, on the other hand, heads into the offseason with full of questions.

“Andy is definitely number one in the world. He deserved to win. He is the best player. In the decisive moments, I wasn’t able to come back. I played better late in the match but it wasn’t enough,” Djokovic told BBC.

Novak Djokovic parting ways with coach Boris Becker?

According to The Telegraph Tennis Podcast, Djokovic could be ending his three-year partnership with head coach Boris Becker. It was rumored that Djokovic and Becker are heading for a break up after the Serbian’s awful form to end the season.

However, Djokovic has insisted that he does not plan to change coaches for next season. The partnership has helped the 29-year-old superstar to win 25 singles titles and six Grand Slams in the past three years.

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could help Novak Djokovic be No. 1 again

Charlie Eccleshare of The Telegraph believes that the return of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could help Djokovic. He pointed out that Andy Murray has struggled against the two legends in his career.

“It is Murray who has generally struggled more against Federer and Nadal than Djokovic has, and the Serb will be hoping one of them can entangle Murray in a long match or better yet knock him out before any potential final,” Eccleshare reported.

Photo Courtesy: Beth Wilson/Flickr

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