Djokovic dedicates Tour Finals title to sick father
LONDON (AFP) - Novak Djokovic dedicated his ATP Tour Finals title to his sick father after the world number one produced one of his greatest performances to defeat Roger Federer 7-6 (8/6), 7-5 in the final on Monday.
Djokovic has been playing with a heavy heart over the last week at London's O2 Arena as his father Srdjan battles to recover from a blood disorder that struck suddenly a few weeks ago.
Despite the pain of knowing his dad was seriously ill at home in Serbia, Djokovic managed to focus on his game at the Tour Finals and stormed through the tournament with five consecutive victories to take the season-ending title for the second time.
But, after beating Federer to cap another fine year, the 25-year-old Serb was quick to pay tribute to Srdjan, who is gradually improving after being in a critical condition, and revealed he would take the trophy home to show his father this week.