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Tennis: Nadal says ending year as number one is big satisfaction

It all felt a little odd at the O2 Arena on Friday.

15.11.2019

Tennis: Nadal says ending year as number one is big satisfaction

It all felt a little odd at the O2 Arena on Friday.

But there was no denying the 33-year-old Spaniard deserved it - even though it was longtime rival Roger Federer's sublime win over Novak Djokovic the previous night that put the trophy, for the ATP's' year-end number one, into his arms.

Yet after a disappointing display against Alexander Zverev in his opening match at the ATP Finals, he rebounded in stunning fashion to fight off two of the players expected to fill the void when Nadal, Federer and Djokovic depart stage left.

And how Nadal enjoyed the coronation as he moved level with Federer and Nadal who have also ended five years at the summit.

"The big gap between the first until today, 11 years, is a big thing. I don't know if somebody did it or not, but is something difficult."

Read more: CNA

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