Djokovic Wins Final, but It’s Not Last Word

Posted: November 12, 2013 in Sport

Novak Djokovic, who has 22 straight victories since a loss to Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open final, said Nadal deserved the top ranking.

LONDON — After a year-end tennis championship that was played amid debate over playing surfaces, host cities and the length of a drug suspension, perhaps a new debate will emerge over who should end the season as No. 1.

Rafael Nadal is guaranteed the spot, but he lost to Novak Djokovic in the finale of the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday, 6-3, 6-4. It was Djokovic’s 22nd straight victory since a loss to Nadal in the United States Open final in September.

“One could argue that Novak should be No. 1, especially since his run since the U.S. Open has been remarkable,” said Miles Maclagan, a former coach of Andy Murray. “But I think these guys are measured now in Grand Slams, and Rafa has the edge. I think that’s pretty tough to argue against in the end.”

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