Novak Djokovic Handed ATP World Tour Title After Roger Federer Pulls Out Due to Injury

Updated: 16 November 2014 23:54 IST

Roger Federer turned up at the court in his tracksuit and announced that he wasn't match-fit feature in the final of ATP World Tour match against Novak Djokovic. This is Djokovic's third consecutive title.

Novak Djokovic Handed ATP World Tour Title After Roger Federer Pulls Out Due to Injury
Novak Djokovic with the ATP World Tour Title. © AP

Roger Federer has pulled out of the ATP Finals less than one hour before his title match with Novak Djokovic, handing a third consecutive title to the top-ranked Serb.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who saved four match points in his semifinal win over Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka, said back problems preventing him from playing.

Federer told fans at the O2 Arena: "Unfortunately I'm not match fit. I can't compete at this level with Novak in a finals like this." The Swiss added: "I hope you understand."

The 33-year-old Federer spent nearly three hours on court on Saturday evening

Federer, whose back problems ruined his 2013 season, is set to play in the Davis Cup final with Wawrinka next week against France.

Topics : Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Tennis
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