Novak Djokovic Wins Record Title at Mubadala WTC

Novak Djokovic defeats Kevin Anderson in Mubadala World Tennis Championship final, 30-shot rally on match point, video

Novak Djokovic defeats Kevin Anderson in Mubadala World Tennis Championship final, 30-shot rally on match point, video

In the year's final Grand Slam in NY, the Serbian defeated Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in an exciting final winning his third US Open title. Finally it was Djokovic who broke the shackles, breaking Anderson in the 15th game, following a forehand error while serving to stay in the set at 5-6.

The 17-time Grand Slam title victor withdrew from a second planned exhibition match at Abu Dhabi on Saturday, saying one match was enough for his body at the stage of his campaign.

Six official tournaments (three men's, three women's) and the Hopman Cup, the team event that includes Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza, Stefan Tsitsipas, Belinda Bencic and Alexander Zverev among others.

"There are still things that I want to achieve", he said. Honestly this is a ideal way to start the season.

The 32-year-old Spaniard has flagged that he will be down to business at the Queensland Tennis Centre on Monday with a practice session which will draw hundreds to an outside court on the first day of the Brisbane International.

"When you are out since a long time ago - I had the surgery a little over a month ago - it's normal that I have some pains", Nadal said after his loss to world number six Anderson.

"It's not the moment for me to take a step back, it's the moment to make a step forward". Both players showed high-quality tennis, keeping the focus for two hours and giving the crowd something to cheer about in the last match of the 11th edition of this great tournament that once again gathered the best players in the world.

In the third place play-off against Thiem, Khachanov won the match via the super tie-break, which he won 10-3 after the two players were locked 1-1 after two sets. "You also win three Masters 1000s so you can't say this is not a good year, it is a great year", he said. Games went with serve until the eight game.

Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur is seeded to confront Nadal in a quarter-final at Pat Rafter Arena.

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