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Premature off: Federer hopes for the semifinal at ATP Finals


"Fedex" still bothered in London.(Photo: bild allians / dpa)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In the World Tour Finals, the audience begins Federer with a defeat – and is under pressure. It is followed by a victory and thus gives the chance to the semifinal. It may then wait for German Zverev.

Tennis superstar Roger Federer looks back at the semifinal at ATP World Tour Finals. The Swiss won 6-2, 6-3 in London against Dominic Thiem from Austria, thus kicking on Sunday. After the smooth two-match, the 20-time Grand Slam winner and final record winner on Thursday in the final team match against Kevin Anderson still get the chance to make progress on the way.

Unlike Sunday, Federer showed solid and strong from the baseline this time. With early breaks he quickly settled in both sets of Thiem and left the Austrian no chance. Federer, who has already won the tournament in the tournament six times, is looking for his 100th tournament victory. "It feels good, I'm very happy, I showed a reaction to the latest game," said the 37-year-old after his victory. "I love playing here," added the veteran.

The audience's favorite "Fedex"

For fans in the well-equipped arena, "Fedex" is the absolute darling. Early in the match, about 20,000 people excited loudly with talks and songs. The Swiss was relieved after his victory, threw the headband into the audience and slammed. With a defeat, his finish had been sealed after two group matches.

Anderson had previously defeated Kei Nishikori from Japan by 6: 0, 6: 1, thus celebrating his second victory. After the second defeat, the Austrian Thiem has only little chances to move on. Federer, Anderson and Nishikori are possible semifinal opponents of Alexander Zverev, who started with a victory in London. The 21-year-old German will meet Primus Novak Djokovic Wednesday (3 pm / Sky).



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