World Tour Finals 2014 Championship Prediction: Djokovic vs. Federer

World #1 Novak Djokovic vs. World #2 Roger Federer

Stanislas Wawrinka would have been a worthy finalist, but this match features the top two players in the world and the the two men who are undefeated in London this week.  Federer and Djokovic have each won a lot of titles this year.  Djokovic won Indian Wells, Miami, Rome, Wimbledon, Beijing and Paris in 2014.  Federer won Dubai, Halle, Cincinnati, Shanghai and Basel in 2014.  Federer won 3 of their 5 meetings this year, but Nole won the biggest match in the championship round at Wimbledon. Federer’s  increased willingness to move forward has been effective for him this year.  Novak Djokovic is back to his incredible counter-punching from 2011.  The crowd might be an x factor.  In the round robin matches, it seemed like both Djokovic and Federer were on a collision course.  Federer may have expended a lot of energy versus Wawrinka, but barring an injury the every other day nature of this event means both men should be fresh.  Each guy knows what to expect and each man has been in this spot before so I expect a high level of play from the start.

My Prediction: Novak Djokovic has looked unstoppable all week.  Roger Federer showed some vulnerability on Saturday. Federer also had the later and harder semifinal match.  Novak Djokovic d. Roger Federer 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 is how I see this event finishing.

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