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Federer Defaults the ATP London Final, Djokovic Stays the 2014 World Champion

Image Caption: Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the ATP trophy on day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2014 in London, England. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Image Caption: Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the ATP trophy on day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2014 in London, England. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

ATP London Finals—It was supposed to happen like many expected, a dream world tour final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The match was scheduled...




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