Abu Dhabi Delivery – Djokovic makes it three in a row

Djokovic shows off his first trophy of the 2014 season © Getty Images

Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic. Andy Murray. David Ferrer. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Stanislas Wawrinka.

Great headliners for a 3-day exhibition tune-up in Abu Dhabi at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships!

Any guesses who won? How about the same fellow who finished 2013 with a win at the Barclay’s ATP World Tour Finals? Novak Djokovic was unstoppable, finishing the weekend of tennis alongside new coach Boris Becker without dropping a set. It’s his third consecutive title in Abu Dhabi.

On Day One, David Ferrer def. Stanislas Wawrinka 7-5, 6-1, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Andy Murray 7-5, 6-3.

Day Two saw Andy Murray defeat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-4 for 5th-place; David Ferrer earned a spot in the final def. Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4; and Novak Djokovic advanced to the final def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(5), 6-3.

On Day Three, Rafael Nadal won the third place match def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6(5), 6-3 and Novak Djokovic won the title over Ferrer 7-5, 6-2.

Next up for Novak Djokovic and Jo Wilfried Tsonga: the Australian Open. This week, Stan Wawrinka heads to Chennai…while Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Andy Murray make their way to Doha for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014.

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