Novak Djokovic: ATP Finals Win vs. Roger Federer Will Spark Great 2013 Season

Nicholas GossCorrespondent INovember 13, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory after his men's singles final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic's impressive victory over Roger Federer to win another ATP World Tour Finals will spark a great 2013 season from the Serbian star after a somewhat disappointing year in 2012.

To win this event, Djokovic had to beat five of the best players in the world, including Tomas Berdych, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Federer. Whenever you can beat five quality opponents in one tournament, it's going to do wonders for your confidence.

Djokovic didn't have an awful year by any means, but will conclude 2012 with one Grand Slam singles title triumph and five total singles titles.

After winning in Melbourne back in January, many people thought that the No. 1 ranked player in men's tennis would have another historic season after winning three Grand Slam singles titles in 2011.

Following a four-match winning streak in Grand Slam finals, Djokovic lost to Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open and Andy Murray in the final of the U.S. Open.

However, Djokovic has played well in recent weeks, and is closing his 2012 season very well with three tournament titles since the start of October.

Djokovic is still only 25 years old and has more strength, skill and athleticism than many of the world's best players.

He might also have something to prove next season because of his struggles in recent Grand Slam tournaments and his inability to win a medal at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

After beating Federer and a number of other top players at the ATP World Tour Finals, Djokovic has proven that when he's on top of his game, few players have even a slight chance of beating him.

He is arguably the early favorite to win another Australian Open title in a few months, and should be full of confidence heading into what promises to be a fantastic 2013 season for the Serbian star.