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ATP Finals The O2, London | NOV 12-19
Daily Snapshot: London Day Eight
London Finals Snapshot

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Missed a moment of the action from Sunday at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals? Here’s your executive summary.

1) Murray Crowned King Of London, Finishes Year At No. 1

In the championship match that all tennis fans were waiting for, Andy Murray defeated four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 to win the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and finish 2016 as year-end World No. 1. He is the first British player to be crowned champion at the season-ending finale.

Murray is the 17th player to finish atop the Emirates ATP Rankings. He wrapped up 2016 with five straight titles and 24 consecutive victories, in addition to pocketing a cool $2,391,000 for his efforts at The O2.

Djokovic was looking for his sixth title at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Had he defeated Murray, the Serbian would have finished at the top of the Emirates ATP Rankings for a third consecutive year. Read Match Report

2) Murray’s Pinpoint Aim

Murray created winners from nearly impossible angles throughout the match, frequently responding to perfect plays from Djokovic with brilliant shotmaking of his own.

3) Quote Of The Day

“We should all let Andy enjoy this a little bit. Don't ask him questions about next season. He deserves to be in the moment and to really take everything in what he achieved, as well as his team and his wife. She has to get some credit. She gave birth this year [and] he has traveled all over the place. I know how it is with my wife, Jelena, what she had to go through as a mother back home with a little baby. So, Kim, well done. She's maybe made even a bigger effort than Andy.” – Djokovic, praising Murray and those around him for their efforts this year. 

4) Celebs Galore

Plenty of famous faces made it a point not to miss the hottest ticket in town, including actor Kevin Spacey, soccer star Gerard Piqué and singer Sam Smith. View Celebrity Gallery

5) Kontinen/Peers Capture Doubles Title

Fifth seeds Henri Kontinen/John Peers completed their dream finish to 2016 with a 2-6, 6-1, 10-8 victory over seventh seeds Raven Klaasen/Rajeev Ram. They finished the year on a 10-match win streak, having won their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title earlier this month at the BNP Paribas Masters. Kontinen/Peers won five titles throughout 2016, including crowns in Brisbane, Munich and Hamburg. Read Match Report

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