My greatest memory of the ATP Finals came against Roger Federer’

Novak Djokovic has reached his eighth ATP Finals title match in Turin, winning all four matches and aiming for a perfect week. When asked about his favorite memory of the ATP Finals, Novak mentioned his 2012 victory over Roger Federer in the title match.

The Serbian outmaneuvered the Swiss and beat him with a backhand at the winning finish line on the final spot to celebrate the title. Djokovic defeated Federer 7-6, 7-5 in 2 hours and 15 minutes to claim his second ATP Finals title.

Novak and Roger met for the fifth time in 2012, and the Serb won the third. Djokovic won by one more point than Federer, and both had seven break opportunities. Novak converted four times and made the difference after dropping serve three times.

Federer had more winners and unforced errors, as Novak forced more than 40 errors from his opponent to come out on top in their 29th meeting on tour and claim his 13th victory. Almost nothing can separate them in the shortest groupings of even four strokes.

Also, Roger kept in touch with Novak in the stretch rallies to stay competitive until the last point. Federer started the match lovingly after winning a volley at the net. Novak broke without dropping a point in the second game to get an immediate lead and the best possible start.

The Swiss secured game three with a forehand strike to take a 3-0 lead after just eight minutes, gaining the upper hand and once again threatening to comeback in the next game. Djokovic held out after two equalizers when his forehand on the line found the edge of the line.

Novak began to feel the ball and broke in the fifth game after Roger fouled a backhand. After six draws at 4-4, Novak converted a third break opportunity and moved forward after another unforced foul from Roger. Djokovic missed a set point in the next game, and Roger pulled back the second half at the last minute to tie the score at 5-5 and extend the set.

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in the 2012 ATP Finals title match.

Ace Federer moved ahead 6-5, and Djokovic did a great job of serving despite getting a medical timeout after falling to the floor and cutting his arm.

They stayed neck and neck in the tie-break, and Roger fended off a set point with a beautiful forehand winning cross at 5-6. However, his backhand landed long on the next point, giving Novak another chance to clinch the set.

The cross-court forehand winner sealed the Serb’s first goal after a grueling 72 minutes, despite an apparent struggle on his second serve. Novak made a break early in the second set with a service winner.

Denied again after Roger’s backhand loose, the Swiss missed the third chance when his long forehand fell. Finally, Federer converted the fourth break point after a marathon match to build the advantage. He hit three game-two winners to boost the break, just as in the opener.

Roger stayed ahead by a header into the fourth game, and there was another chance to break wins the next over that could have brought him closer to a winner. Novak bailed it out to stay within one deficit before Roger held another stellar hold in Game 6 for a 4-2 win.

The Swiss fended off a break point in the eighth game, forcing the Serb to extend his lead to 5-3. Roger wasted two set points while serving the set at 5-4. Novak broke the attack with a wonderful forehand strike that forced the defending champion into a mistake and gave him momentum in the final minutes.

Djokovic served well after the break and kept the pressure on the other side. He broke Federer for the second time in a row with a picture-perfect backhand on the winning streak in the 12th match that secured him the title, the first in the event in four years.

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