Off the wire
Posted: December 30, 2012 at 3 a.m.
TENNIS Djokovic wins in Abu Dhabi Novak Djokovic retained his title at the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday by rallying past Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4. 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. Almagro, a late replacement at the tournament for Rafael Nadal, rallied from 3-1 down in the tiebreaker to take the first set.
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