A groundbreaking year for John Peers has come to an end overnight with a heartbreaking match tiebreak loss at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Needing a win to make it through to the semi finals, Peers and partner Jamie Murray fell in the tightest and highest quality match of the tournament 67(5) 76(5)  to world number 1 combination Bob and Mike Bryan.
Playing in front of a sell out O2 Arena crowd the world number four pair had plenty of chances but couldn’t quite pull off the upset.
With the possibility of finishing the year as the new number one pair in the world, there was plenty of passion in the match.
> Check out Peers reaction when he was lined up with an overhead smash
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The loss left the the the Aussie / Brit combination with one win and two losses from their pool of four meaning they narrowly failed to make the semi final stage.
Just making the exclusive season ending tournament is a huge achievement.
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Peers was the only Australian to make the ATP Finals in what proved to be a real eye opening experience.
Just getting to the O2 Arena was an experience itself.
It’s not often you get to play cricket while taking a boat to work
Peers will now take a well earned break after what proved to be his best year on tour.
The 27-year-old reached a career high ranking of 7 after making finals at the US Open and Wimbledon as well as winning titles in Hamburg and Brisbane.
His year recognised by Tennis Australia with nomination for the John Newcombe Medal which is awarded to the best Australian tennis player for the year.