LONDON – Roger Federer began his quest for a seventh title in the ATP Finals by giving the air of a man to beat – again. Switzerland’s won 17 Grand Slam tournaments signed a 40th victory career in this tournament, a record by defeating Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-1 in their first Group B match on Tuesday. Federer has lost only eight points in the service under the roof of the O2 Arena while converting four nine break points.
And his mere presence gave a little more life in a tournament which brings together the top eight players in the world. A day after Andy Murray had made his return to Britain for the first time since that it won the International in the United States; the crowd was in the game during the duel on Tuesday, including songs from continuing to encourage Federer, punctuated by the sounds of bells. The Swiss star has not disappointed SINCE he found his bearings from the start.
He won his service without giving point to start the match, then immediately successful break of serve to take a 2-0 lead and develop an advantage he never restored thereafter. In the second set, Tipsarevic won his service, but has lost all of the following parts. Federer has even made two shots behind the back on services Tipsarevic who had grazed the net. Federer won twice this season-ending tournament when he was played in Houston in 2003 and 2004 and on two other occasions in Shanghai in 2006 and 2007.
In London, he is double champion. ‘s victory Tuesday, allowed him to overtake Ivan Lendl for the most wins in the tournament pocketed. Ferrer The 73rd The Spaniard won in three sets 6-3 , 3-6, 6-4 its eleventh straight game, against another man in a fall, also won two tournaments last month in Vienna and Basel, where he beat Federer. As of Usually, Ferrer was disgusted by his opponent bringing countless balls from the baseline, playing long and committing relatively few errors. He has also taken the initiative when necessary (16 forehand winners from the baseline, against 10 to Del Potro). The Valencian had the opportunity to shorten the game early in the second set but missed three break points at 1-1.
Rather it is that Del Potro is restarted taking the opponent’s service in the next game. In the final set, Ferrer broke quickly, but Argentina had a burst back to 4-4, before s’ collapse yielding white his last game service. It was the 73rd win of the season for the Spaniard who, if not the world No. 1, but only No. 4, is the player who has won the most games, and also the most tournaments (seven on all surfaces) this year. Ferrer is one of the players to watch at the Masters, a tournament that he is doing well since he already played in the final 2007 and the semifinals last year, beaten by Federer each time. He will find also the Swiss on Thursday to try to beat him finally after thirteen failures in as many games.