Top Two Do Battle

Source: AP/heraldsun.com.au
Novak Djokovic has been in good form in London. Source: AP/heraldsun.com.au
The top two ranked players in the world, Novak Djokovic  and Roger Federer , will do battle in the decider at the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Tuesday morning (AEST). The winner of the match will take home a large portion of the $5.5 Million prize money on offer at the event. Both are past champions, with Serbian Djokovic winning here in 2008, while Swiss ace Federer has won the tournament a record six times, including the past two.

World number one Djokovic scored a two-sets-to-one  win against Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro in the semi-finals for his fourth consecutive win in London, although both Del Potro and Andy Murray did manage to take the first set off him  in their matches. Federer sailed past Murray in straight sets to advance to the final after going down to Del Potro in three sets during the group stage.

Djokovic and Federer have met 28 times on the ATP Tour, where Federer holds a 16-12 advantage. The four meetings in 2012 have produced four wins apiece, although Federer has won each of the past two, including a 6-0 7-6 straight sets  win in the final of the Cincinnati Masters in August. Federer has won four of the seven finals that the pair has done battle in, while the 17 time Grand Slam champion holds a 12-9 advantage in hardcourt showdowns between the two.

When Djokovic and Federer locked horns in the semi-finals here two years ago, Federer triumphed 6-1 6-4, although world number one Djokovic has won on six of the nine matches between the pair since.

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