Best ATP and Grand Slam matches of the year

Novak vs Andy Murray Shanghai final encounter (5-7, 7-6(11), 6-3) has been labeled the best ATP World Tour match of the 2012 season.

Djokovic came into the match in stellar form, winning the title in Beijing the week before. It had all the makings of an exciting final. Nole came back from a set down and saved five match points before defeating two-time defending champion.

Nole’s victory over Federer in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals championship match (4-6, 6-3, 7-6) is ranked the third best ATP World Tour match of the season.

The 25-year-old Serbian star brought the curtain down on a spectacular 2012 ATP World Tour season with victory over six-time champion.

In a fitting conclusion to the season finale, 17,800 fans at The O2 watched an enthralling contest between the world’s Top 2 players.

Nole vs Rafael Nadal epic Australian Open final (5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5) is the best match of the year from Grand Slam events.

Djokovic captured his 3rd crown in Melbourne coming back from a set down and a break down in a decider to win in 5 hours and 53 minutes. It was the longest men’s Grand Slam final and the longest-ever match at the Australian Open.

Novak vs Andy Murray Australian Open Semis (6-3, 3-6, 6-7(4), 6-1, 7-5) is the second best.

Nole came back from two sets to one down to win the thriller in four hours and 50 minutes.

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