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Sport Federer revels in 'magical' victory over Djokovic after Wimbledon heartbreak

04:30  15 november  2019
04:30  15 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Edmund wins again at Paris Masters

  Edmund wins again at Paris Masters After eight matches without a win, Kyle Edmund secured his second victory in as many days at the Paris Masters to set up a showdown with No 1 Novak Djokovic. The 24-year-old Briton, who had been on a losing streak dating back to early August, ended the run with a win against Ricardas Berankis and he followed it up with a superb performance against Argentina's 14th seed Diego Schwartzman in the French capital on Wednesday.Edmund, who has dropped to 75 in the world rankings, won 7-5 6-3 in 77 minutes and will now face top-ranked Djokovic in the last 16 on Thursday.

Roger Federer played magnificently in his 6-4, 6-3 victory over Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Finals.

ROGER FEDERER avenged his Wimbledon heartache as he dumped Novak Djokovic out of the ATP Finals – and crushed his world No1 dreams. When Federer broke convincingly in the third game, the majority of the fans were on their feet in celebration. It was a pivotal break because Federer closed

a man standing in front of a crowd: Roger Federer celebrates his win over Novak Djokovic © Getty Images Roger Federer celebrates his win over Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer described his ATP Finals victory over Novak Djokovic as "magical", having come up short when they last met in an epic Wimbledon final.

Swiss icon Federer earned a brilliant 6-4 6-3 victory at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday to join Dominic Thiem in advancing to the semi-finals at the Serbian's expense.

It was the 19-time grand slam champion's first win against Djokovic – whose defeat meant Rafael Nadal will end 2019 as the world number one – since 2015, with the 32-year-old having been triumphant in each of their previous five encounters.

Classy Thiem beats Federer on opening night in London

  Classy Thiem beats Federer on opening night in London Roger Federer was beaten by an impressive Dominic Thiem for a third time this season in London on Sunday.Thiem had beaten the 20-time grand slam champion twice this season and completed the hat-trick with a 7-5 7-5 victory at the O2 Arena on Sunday.

Roger Federer admits he played ‘incredible’ as he knocked Novak Djokovic out of the ATP Finals and booked his place in the knockout stages with a straight-sets victory . The 20-time Grand Slam champion produced a stunning performance at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday evening to beat Djokovic

At Wimbledon , it was a privilege to play that match this year against Novak. He got it then, so you Djokovic can consider himself unlucky to have run into a pair of peaking opponents in successive As another Federer piledriver flashed through the court, Djokovic lunged to make a desperate backhand

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The most recent of those saw Djokovic stave off a championship point before clinching the Wimbledon title following a tie-break at 12-12 in the fifth set.

Asked what he did differently on Thursday, Federer replied: "I won match point, I guess! It was so close at Wimbledon. It was a privilege to play that match, so many ups and downs.

"I thought I played an incredible tournament … and it's just a point or a shot here and there that made the difference and he got it.

Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after beating him during Day Five of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena on November 14, 2019 in London, England. © Getty Images Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after beating him during Day Five of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena on November 14, 2019 in London, England.

"You move on, try harder next time and hopefully luck goes on your side. I stayed calm, I played great until the very end and I couldn't be more happy right now.

Thiem downs Djokovic in ATP Finals thriller

  Thiem downs Djokovic in ATP Finals thriller Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem played out another epic as the world number five booked his place in the last four of the ATP Finals.The most recent meeting between Djokovic and Thiem went the distance at Roland Garros in May, and it was the latter who triumphed again in a two-hour 50-minute classic.

Novak Djokovic consoles Roger Federer after beating him at Wimbledon in July. At a time when so many younger players are breaking through, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are battling for The 38 year-old responded well with a straightforward victory against Matteo Berrettini to secure his first

Revenge was sweet for Roger Federer as he won his shoot-out with Novak Djokovic to reach the last four at the ATP Finals. Four years since his last win over Djokovic , and four months since he blew those two championship points at Wimbledon , an elated Federer said: “It was a great atmosphere, a

"[It was a] great atmosphere, great opponent. It was definitely incredibly special. I enjoyed it from the beginning.

"I played incredible and I knew I had to because that's what Novak does. I was able to produce. It was definitely magical. You guys [the fans] made it super special, I can't thank you enough."

Roger Federer © Getty Images Roger Federer

Federer bounced back from losing his opening round-robin match to Thiem by beating Matteo Berrettini in straight sets and the 38-year-old stepped up his game again to overcome Djokovic.

"You always play better as the tournament goes on, that's why I think we played as well as we did at Wimbledon as well," said Federer, who suffered a semi-final defeat to Alexander Zverev in last year's ATP Finals.

"Dominic Thiem has been supreme in our group, made life difficult for both of us and put us in the situation that only the winner goes through.

"There was a lot riding on the match and I came out and I think I served great, had great anticipation, a clear game-plan and it worked great – hopefully not for the last time against Novak.

"I'm happy to stick around. Hopefully I'll go a step further than last year, I played a good match against Zverev last year but he was unreal."

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Dominic Thiem dethrones Alexander Zverev to set up Tsitsipas final .
There will be a first-time ATP Finals champion on Sunday after Dominic Thiem ended Alexander Zverev's reign in London.Thiem beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to reach the last four of the season-ending tournament for the first time and dispatched Zverev 7-5 6-3 at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.

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