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Novak Djokovic retains exhibition title

Novak Djokovic retained his title at the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Saturday by rallying past Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the final.

The top-ranked Serb swept past David Ferrer in straight sets to reach the final, but he got a tough test from the 11th-ranked Almagro.

‘Absolutely enjoyed the final. It was a thrill again to be here and hopefully everyone who came here today enjoyed the final,’ Djokovic said. ‘I congratulate Nico. It is amazing; him coming here only a few days ago and having a late entrance to the tournament and performing this well yesterday and today.’

Almagro, was a late replacement at the tournament after Rafael Nadal pulled out amidst bug.
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