Saturday, November 18, 2017

Roger Federer Crashes Out Of ATP Finals In London (Details)

Roger Federer suffered a dramatic loss to end his historic season when Belgium’s David Goffin staged a most unlikely comeback to beat him in the semi-finals of the Nitto ATP Finals. I feel so sad about Federer's crash out.

The 36-year-old Swiss was in sublime form in the first set but his level dropped in the second and the seventh seed, who at times this week has looked weary and even injured, found enough in the decider to score a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory.

Goffin, thrashed midweek 6-0, 6-2 by Dimitrov, served it out nervelessly as the Swiss seemed to slow up, and failed to recover from an early break of serve in the decider.

For most of 2017 he has looked like a 26 year-old, but revealed himself as someone of 36 on what was his final day of the season.

As for Goffin, he still has the Davis Cup final to come next week, and at times here has looked like he was saving himself for that.

‘I’m so happy, it was a special moment I cannot describe,’ he said after a first win in seven attempts versus the Swiss. ‘I was feeling the ball really well and was a bit nervous starting the match. I was nervous at the end but did some great serves.’

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