27
Nov
11

Roger Federer will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Picture

Picture

Roger Federer will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday after the Frenchman defeated Tomas Berdych 6-3 7-5. Earlier, defending champion Federer had seen off David Ferrer 7-5 6-3 to move into his 100th career final and to within one win of a record sixth title at the tournament.

It will be the third meeting in two weeks between Federer and Tsonga after the Paris Masters final and a group match here, both of which were won by the Swiss. It was an impressive performance from Tsonga and he will surely fancy his chances of repeating his stunning Wimbledon quarter-final win. The world number six, who had lost his only previous match against Berdych in Beijing last month, said: “It’s incredible. Today I was really tight, perhaps for the first time like this in my career. It’s been an amazing week, I will enjoy the final and try to play my best against Roger.”

The defending champion extended his winning streak to 16 matches and made it nine victories in a row at the end-of-season showpiece, while the result means he will retake third place in the rankings from Andy Murray next week. It was not a vintage display from Federer, who was edgy in the first set in particular despite having won all his previous 11 meetings with Ferrer, but once he had secured the crucial break in the 11th game the outcome never seemed in doubt.

 

 

 

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Roger Federer will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Top Posts

Categories


%d bloggers like this: