Monday, 20 November, 2017

ATP Finals: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer clash in doubt

Rafael Nadal unlikely to win ATP World Tour Finals for this key reason- Mark Petchey GETTYRafael Nadal
Laurie Berry | 13 November, 2017, 03:32

Not even an elaborate volley played between the legs by Sock could get between Federer and an opening-round victory - although the sight of the American's backside in his face did knock the six-time champion off his stride very briefly. I will try and play good tennis &some good rallies and make him run a lot.' Goffin played Metz, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Shanghai, Antwerp, Basel and Paris Bercy in the final part of the season.

Federer missed past year due to injury but the Swiss player has converted six of his 14 appearances to wins. "Just full steam ahead every match that comes".

The 25-year-old underdog provided prolonged resistance and dug deep to fend off five break points across three service games to lead 6-5, putting pressure on his illustrious rival.

If Nadal does end up winning this title, it could be one of his most impressive triumphs to-date.

His forehand wavered at times as Cilic cleverly tried to take the pace off the ball with some floaty slices, but Zverev closed out the first set with an ace.

World number one Rafael Nadal said on Friday that he still can not guarantee he will play in London's ATP Finals starting this weekend.

Federer coolly took it to a tie-break, where he eased over the line to secure a deserved win.

At least 20 children hurt in platform collapse in Barrio Logan
Smith said the collapsed caused chaos inside the facility, where more than 100 children had gathered Saturday evening. On the particular night that the incident took place the gym was open for children between the ages of five and 14.

Those who had seen him up close in the corridors of the O2 were more concerned, however.

On the rest of the tournament: "I'm going to play Jack (Sock) next match".

And Federer, undoubtedly, is the man for the big stage; he won 90 per cent points when his first serve went in and did not concede a single break.

Making a record 15th appearance at the ATP Finals, Federer was below his imperious best but still managed a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory on Sunday, his milestone 50th win of the year.

"If you asked me "do you want changes?' I will say 'no", he said. "That's what I should have aimed for", he joked.

Earlier in the year he had shown exactly why he has the ability to mix it with the best players in the world, beating both Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

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