Novak Djokovic shares amusing moment with son Stefan during Abu Dhabi final

Novak Djokovic shares amusing moment with son Stefan during Abu Dhabi final

Novak Djokovic shares amusing moment with son Stefan during Abu Dhabi final

Djokovic who was playing only his second match since the Nitto ATP Finals in London, enjoys an 8-1 career head-to-head record against his opponent and he showed his class in the match, which lasted 2 hours and 14 minutes.

"I won a grand slam and reached two grand slam finals".

Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation competes during his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria at the 2018 Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on December 29, 2018. Anderson was on the same level with Novak in the opening 11 games but he failed to secure the tie break, getting broken at 15 following a forehand error while serving to stay in the set at 5-6, handing this part of the match to Djokovic who was now the favorite in the decider.

The 32-year-old made his first appearance since retiring in the semi-finals of the US Open in September - the Spanish star beaten by Kevin Anderson at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi last week.

Berdych will now take on Fernando Verdasco after the Spaniard got past Paolo Lorenzi 6-3 6-4. I don't want to suffer more, " a cautious Nadal said on Saturday.

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Before the final, fans were treated to a special exhibition match between world number eight Dominic Thiem and Paris Masters victor Karen Khachanov, following the unfortunate withdrawal of Rafael Nadal from the third-place play-off.

"[I'm] definitely pleased to win today and looking forward to the season".

"There's a new generation of players, Nadal and Federer are still there, [Andy] Murray and [Stan] Wawrinka are coming back, Zverev is the leader of this Next Gen", Djokovic said.

"I will take a couple of days off".

"Men's tennis is as good as it can be in terms of competition, in terms of personalities. The season just started for me, it was a goal to be here".

Nadal and tour players Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori and Tsonga promoted the Brisbane International this morning with a light-hearted group picture with New Year's Eve glasses and hats.

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