Found November 10, 2012 on
Roger Federer lost to Juan Martin del Potro for the second time in three weeks when he went down to the Argentine 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 in his last round-robin match here at the ATP World Tour finals in a result that ensures del Potro will join Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in Sunday's semifinals.
No champion enjoys losing but Federer was determined not to get upset by this one or by the fact that, unlike Murray and Djokovic, he will be playing three consecutive days while they have had a day off.
"No, no problems," he said when asked about his physical condition. "I'm not worried. It's important to move on right now. Obviously I'm excited to be in the semis and hopefully play a good match."
Having admitted that it was his inability to make much impression of the Argentine's huge serve that caused his downfall, Federer went on to talk about the mental aspects of playing in a situation where winning is not paramount but the result coul...
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A 14th straight victory over the world No. 5, David Ferrer, was enough to ensure that Roger Federer, the defending champion in these ATP World Tour Finals, will reach the knockout semifinal stage on Sunday.
But that was not the only thing on Federer's mind after his 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory Thursday. Like most other people gathering in what is known as the Tennis Family Room here...
( November 10, 2012) Juan Martin Del Potro claimed the final spot in the semis finals of the ATP World Tour finals on Saturday by stopping Roger Federer 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 in their last round-robin match. Del Potro will face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals Sunday during the day, while Federer plays Andy Murray in the evening session.
It was the Argentine’s second straight win over...
To the apparent and surprising glee of the crowd of 17,800 at the O2 Arena, Roger Federer turned his semifinal against Andy Murray on Sunday inside out after trailing 2-4 in the first set and swept into yet another final at the ATP World Tour Finals -- a tournament he already has won a record six times -- with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over the Scot.
The Scot. Yes, unbelievably, that may...
Even when Roger Federer had the lead, Novak Djokovic had the answers.
The top-ranked Serb recovered from early breaks in both sets and beat Federer 7-6 (6), 7-5 on Monday in the championship match at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Federer broke Djokovic's serve to take a quick 2-0 lead in the first set, and then again to open to the second set, but the world's No. 1 player...
(November 11, 2012) It’s appropriate that the top two players in the world will meet in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday night in the O2 Arena in London.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic was down a set and a break before rallying to stop Juan Martin Del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a day session semifinal on Sunday. No. 2 Roger Federer took out Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the evening...