Novak Djokovic could almost feel sorry for them, so one-sided sympathies at the O2 Arena on Thursday distributed. It is, of course, nothing New that Roger Federer is the darling of the masses. And then the 38-Year-old in 6:4, 6:3 appeared-success against the Belgrade also, when he was 28. As Jimmy Connors in 1991 at the US Open, his 39. Birthday celebrated and the semi-final was reached, had been a Sensation. But for Federer, such services are almost the norm.
the best of the Best reserved for the ATP finals will take place at the end of a long, tiring season. But the Superstar is in spite of the advanced athlete, age is always one of the Fittest. The Swiss has now reached 17, part 16, participated in the semi-final.
Every defeat is painful, told Djokovic, "but when you compete against your largest competitors, gets a victory or a defeat is still a little more spice". But for Federer, the games against the Serbs and Rafael are Nadal is something Special. He'll have his team very much time to play these games to prepare, he said. "This time it was about an hour. Otherwise, there are sometimes only five minutes, because we know the opponent or the case is clear. The last thing you want to do against the Toprivalen, is something can."
The semi-final opponent, Federer did not know as yet, but he knew that would develop against Nadal than against Stefanos Tsitsipas a very different encounter than against Djokovic. This did not worry him, however. "After this victory I can go with a lot of confidence in the semi-final." Nevertheless, he will not dream from the title. No longer has triumphed in the O2 Arena since 2011.
Federer remains the number 3
it was Encouraging for Federer that Nadal and Tsitsipas fought on Friday in the O2 Arena for almost three hours while he studied at London's Queen's Club a short Training, to stay in the rhythm. He is likely to be on Saturday at 15 p.m. Swiss time (live in the Ticker) so fresh as the Greeks. It is clear that Federer needs to be re-charged well, and the offensive act. "In the hall you mustn't ask you mustn't doubt. You have to forward play, which I have managed against Djokovic, and I have to maintain," he explained.
With two more Victories, he could crown his season. It is already clear: He will finish behind Nadal and Djokovic as the number of 3 in front of all the young challengers.
Created: 16.11.2019, 12:31 PM