LONDON – In a short inside, Roger Federer can win even when he is not playing his best tennis. Switzerland’s has once again proved Thursday when he beat David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6 (5), qualifying for the semifinals of the ATP Finals before having played his last group match, and even though he experienced many difficulties in placing his service game and keep pace in the long rallies . “I have been very successful over the years. I may be the one who won the most titles inside; perhaps more than any other guy met Federer said, and adding that it is a surface on which it is very ease. But that does not mean that I’m the best this week. “It is, however, a big favorite.
Double reigning champion is looking for seventh in the coronation end of season tournament involving the top eight global rackets. He is 2-0 so far and the last group match against Juan Martin Del Potro will be presented Saturday. In the evening, Del Potro defeated Tipsarevic 6-0, 6-4 in the second match of the day in Group B, bringing their record to 1-1. Tipsarevic has meanwhile suffered two setbacks. Federer has the game that 53 percent of his first serves against Ferrer service. In his first two games service, ad Federer saves six break points.
In the end, it will save nine, being broken only one occasion. “I absolutely need a good second serve, especially in the first set, said the winner of 17 Grand Slam tournaments. I did not put as much service game I would have liked. I do not know what the problem was: a pace inadequate or not enough I pushed with my legs. Go figure. “With this victory, Federer has raised its record to 14-0 against Ferrer.
Over the past 10 years when they clashed, the Spaniard won only three sets. Ferrer appeared yet in the process of turning the tide on Thursday. Spaniard joined balls after balls throughout the match, Federer keeping moving and extending trade. In the first game of the match, he quickly took the lead 0-40, but was not able to convert three break points. Ferrer got three more in the third game – a few minutes after Federer has broken its first service – but again, the Swiss was able to resist its attacks. “I had many opportunities (…) but I am unable to do so,” said Ferrer, who won the Paris Masters last week, his seventh title of the season, and a summit on the circuit in 2012. “Sometimes against these players, if I do not take advantage of my chances, I did not win the crucial points and it becomes very difficult to win these games.” Ferrer finally got a break to return to service at 3-2, but Federer closed the door afterwards.
Both players had to save break points other in the second round: Federer, two, and Ferrer, one. “He showed why he is so difficult to beat Federer said. It makes you hit more balls. It ensures that the game becomes a physical test. You know mentally it will always be on the game.