in 2002, took part in Roger Federer for the first time at the season-ending ATP, which is now the World Tour Finals. Since then, the Swiss missed the semi-finals, six times he was able to win the last Tennis tournament already. After the clear defeat against Kei Nishikori in the first round, Federer threatened for the second Time this early, but the world ranking list, the third succeeded against Dominic Thiem, a significant increase in performance.
Federer won 6:2, 6:3 against the Austrians, and now on Thursday in their final group game against Kevin Anderson still has a Chance to make the perfect. It would be Federer’s 15. Semi-finals in the 16th century. Try.
other than against Nishikori, Federer showed this time to be stable and strong from the baseline. With early Breaks, he put in two sets of fast and Thiem with good serves no real Chance at a Break. Federer is on the hunt for his 100. The tournament victory. “That feels good. I am very happy. I have shown a reaction after the last game,” said the 37-Year-old. “I love to play here.”
Anderson had previously defeated Nishikori of Japan 6:0, 6:1, and thus his second victory celebrated. Thiem has after the second defeat only small chances to qualify from the group. Federer, Anderson and Nishikori are possible semi-final opponent, Alexander Zverev, is to start with a victory in London. The 21-year-old German meets on Wednesday (15) on the top Favourite Novak Djokovic who had defeated Federer just a few weeks ago at the Masters in Paris is spectacular.
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