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Sport Federer 'excited' to play Djokovic after keeping ATP Finals hopes alive

21:35  12 november  2019
21:35  12 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Nadal not giving up on ATP Finals despite injury

  Nadal not giving up on ATP Finals despite injury Rafael Nadal had scans on his abdominal injury and says he will travel to the ATP finals after the draw was announced.Nadal was drawn for this month's ATP Finals with defending champion Alexander Zverev in the tournament draw, with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer drawn in the same group.

Roger Federer said he had "flushed away" the pain of his defeat in the Wimbledon final as he prepares for a rematch against Novak Djokovic after keeping alive his hopes of a seventh ATP Finals crown on Roger Federer in action against Matteo Berrettini at the ATP Finals (AFP Photo/Glyn KIRK ).

Roger Federer said he had "flushed away" the pain of his defeat in the Wimbledon final as he prepares for a rematch against Novak Djokovic after keeping Federer , as usual enjoying the lion's share of support from the crowd, broke in the next game to seal the set 6-3. Djokovic is hunting a sixth ATP

Roger Federer hitting a ball with a racket: Roger Federer in action against Matteo Berrettini at the ATP Finals© Glyn KIRK Roger Federer in action against Matteo Berrettini at the ATP Finals

Roger Federer said he had "flushed away" the pain of his defeat in the Wimbledon final as he prepares for a rematch against Novak Djokovic after keeping alive his hopes of a seventh ATP Finals crown on Tuesday.

The Swiss put himself back into the mix at the end-of-season event with 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 win against Italian debutant Matteo Berrettini.

The third seed had put himself under enormous pressure by losing his first round-robin match in Group Bjorn Borg on Sunday to Dominic Thiem.

The six-time champion was not at his fluent best on Tuesday but ultimately had too much for his Italian opponent, who had won just three games against Djokovic in his opener.

Djokovic lays down marker at ATP Finals

  Djokovic lays down marker at ATP Finals Novak Djokovic began his quest for a sixth ATP Finals title in style against Italian debutant Matteo Berrettini on Sunday.Berrettini, the 23-year-old debutant, relied on his big serving to keep things competitive against the world No 2 but a costly error handed the Serb a break in the sixth game and he soon wrapped up the set with a break to love.

Roger Federer said he had “flushed away” the pain of his defeat in the Wimbledon final as he prepares for a rematch against Novak Djokovic after keeping alive his hopes of a seventh ATP Finals crown on Tuesday. The Swiss put himself back into the mix at the end-of-season event with 7-6 (7/2), 6-3

Roger Federer has shared that he's excited to face Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals and is eager Federer 's hopes to play well will include him building upon the fluidity that he started to find against I feel like it's been that way for a few years now, but I keep going and I appreciate them always being

If Austrian fifth seed Thiem beats Djokovic in the evening match, he would seal one of the two semi-final spots in the group, leaving the others to scrap it out for the second.

Federer, 38, will face the Serbian second seed on Thursday in a repeat of July's marathon Wimbledon final, during which he squandered two championship points on his own serve.

The Swiss was asked after his win against Berrettini whether that defeat had left emotional or mental scars.

"We'll find out, but I think it's all flushed away from my side," said Federer, who added that it had taken him two weeks at most to get over the loss.

"A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then.

"We have played a lot of matches since, and I think we both look back at a great match. I think we both can take away some confidence from the match."

Tsitsipas revels in ATP Finals victory over Medvedev

  Tsitsipas revels in ATP Finals victory over Medvedev Stefanos Tsitsipas revelled in his victory against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals on Monday, admitting their spiky relationship had made his job tougher as Rafael Nadal prepared to make his bow. Medvedev then hit a backhand long to give Tsitsipas the first break of the match and he did not let his chance slip, serving out for victory. - Next Gen challengers -World number four Medvedev, 23, has emerged as the leader of the pack of young tyros bidding to unseat the old guard of Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.Four of the eight competitors at the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena are under 24 for the first time in 10 years.

LONDON (Reuters) - Six-times champion Roger Federer avoided an early exit from the ATP Finals as he rediscovered his form to outclass Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-3 Another loss would have made it impossible for him to reach the semi- finals for the 15th time in 16 appearances at the tournament.

Roger Federer will be the first to admit that beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals on Thursday night doesn't make up for his gut-wrenching defeat "I'm just happy at the level I could play today and obviously it's always special beating Novak, even more so ( after ) what happened but I didn't feel like I

He added: "Actually, it's good for me to play him again, and maybe that all helps to get a chance to get him back or whatever it is, but at the end of the day, I'm here for the World Tour Finals and not because of the Wimbledon finals."

- Federer finds form -

Both Federer and eighth seed Berrettini were solid on serve in the first set of their contest.

The Swiss eventually earned himself the sniff of a chance in the 12th game, winning the first break point of the match but Berrettini snuffed out the danger and held to take it into a tie-break.

Federer upped the level of his game in the shootout, helped by some wayward shots from his opponent plus a Berrettini double-fault and won it comfortably 7-2.

The Swiss, clad in black, broke immediately at the start of the second set to leave the Italian with a mountain to climb.

Berrettini earned a clutch of break points in the eighth game but Federer eventually served himself out of trouble.

Federer, as usual enjoying the lion's share of support from the crowd, broke in the next game to seal the set 6-3.

Djokovic is hunting a sixth ATP Finals title to pull level with Federer's record and is also seeking to pip Rafael Nadal to the year-end number one ranking.

On Monday, top seed Nadal lost his opener in Group Andre Agassi to defending champion Alexander Zverev while Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Daniil Medvedev.

Russia beat reigning champions Croatia in Davis Cup opener .
Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev helped Russia open the inaugural Davis Cup Finals with a 3-0 victory over defending champions Croatia in Madrid on Monday. World number 17 Khachanov clinched the point for Russia by fighting back to beat Croatian number one Borna Coric 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4, after Rublev had earlier seen off Borna Gojo 6-3, 6-3.

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