6-2, 6-1, 2-6

A pretty daisy 雏菊 in November and a warm day for the season: 61°. Something yellow and pretty. Actually the color was far more vivid last week.

 

Saw the 2009 ATP final photos on my FB, thought to share them here. This is the last year to be held at O2 in London, the 12nd – they’re moving to Italy starting next year.

The 2009 group included Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Juan Martin del Potro, Fernando Verdasco and Nikolai Davydenko.

Davydenko won the 2009 title over Del Potro. He finished the week 4-1 and picked up a check for $1.5 million. The Russian ousted Federer in the semifinals while Del Potro topped Soderling.

Since then, London winners have included Federer (2010-11), Djokovic (2012-15), Murray (2016), Grigor Dimtrov (2017), Alexander Zverev (2018) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (2019).

Federer would have qualified this year alongside Nadal and Djokovic, but he’s dealing with a knee injury. A lot has changed this particular year with social distancing so the photoshoot results aren’t quite the same …

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