After an intense week of the men’s best Tennis athletes going head to head, Andy Murray emerges as the champion and ends his 2016 career in the #1 ranking in the world. This was Andy’s 5th straight title and 24th consecutive match win, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 in the ATP Finals Title match. What can only be described as an ideal season, Andy will finish out 2016 having dethroned Novak, having won Wimbledon, having reached the French and Australian Open finals, and having won the Tour Finals. The Brits are certainly proud to have this stunning athlete make Tennis history!
Murray vs. Djokovic
The final match was a spectacle to see between these two heavy hitters in the world of Tennis. Andy seized the opportunity in the first set after Novak started to slip in his game. With a couple of break points later, Andy had enough momentum to win the first set 6-3. The second set continued the story with Djokovic really out of rhythm and it cost him the game. Murray was able to play some of his best Tennis to just dominate the former number one and claim victory over him at 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic was unable to obtain his 6th ATP Finals Title of his career and 5th consecutive.
As far as the tournament was concerned, it was great to see a competitive final four come out of the group. It was tough to see a debut player like Monfils have to go because of injury and only see Goffin for such a short time. Raonic was a great player to watch for us, taking out Dominic Thiem fairly easily and then playing a three set game with two tie breaks against Andy in the semi-finals. It really seemed like we could have seen him in the final against a Djokovic or Nishikori. Overall, great competitive Tennis to finish out the year and still would have loved to see some of those iconic players like Federer and Nadal there. The tournament was amazing to watch regardless and left us all here at Tennis HQ in suspense for 2017, waiting to see what Andy Murray can continue to do and what he can show the world as its number one player.