On this day three years ago Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-4 to win the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 Arena.
Djokovic beat Roger Federer, Juan Martin Del Potro, Richard Gasquet and Stan Wawrinka in the Group Stage to advance to the final.
There he met Nadal, who he would go on to beat comfortably in straight sets.
It was Djokovic’s third end of year tournament victory and the first in which he played Nadal in the final.
1868: The first athletics meeting of any description to be held in the United States took place indoors at the Empire Skating Rink, New York.
1986: Pakistan’s Jahangir Khan lost his first match since 1981 when he went down to Ross Norman in the final of the World Open Squash Championship.
1990: Monica Seles beat Gabriela Sabatini 6-4 5-7 3-6 6-4 6-2 in the final of the Virginia Slims Championship in New York. It was the first five-set match in a major women’s event since the 1901 US Championship doubles.
2008: Dutchman John Metgod was unveiled as Portsmouth’s first-team coach. Both he and manager Tony Adams were dismissed less than four months later.
2011: London was awarded the right to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships after beating off competition from Qatar capital Doha.
2014: Sheffield United revealed they would allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train with them following a request from the Professional Footballers’ Association. The offer was later withdrawn following a backlash against the decision.
2015: Stuart Lancaster paid the price for England’s dismal Rugby World Cup campaign by stepping down as head coach.
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