These were extraordinary images that 18,000 viewers were on Sunday in the O2 Arena: Roger Federer, this odd who does not seem to win tennis balls, but fights them, Federer, who has just been in London for many exceptional times, against him Kei Nishikori completely human. He started balls that made the audience buzz. He struggled with himself and with the judge. When the ball jumped from the chassis straight to the face; as if you wanted to bully the master.
Federer was confused – not just in Japan but throughout the tournament. In order to keep his hope in the 15 year old World Cup, he needed a second group match against Dominic Thiemia, necessarily winning. And, of course, the Austrian became a constructive opponent at just the right time.
Thiem many mistakes
In any case, what had been announced as a matchmaking game, the last possible game on unexpected holiday days, as they are known in London at Federer. 66 minutes he won the match 6: 2, 6: 3. He served better, returned better, sounded more confident. In summary: He was an old man again. He had to change his attitude, he said after the match. "I did so negatively against Nishikori, we both played badly, we could not have been much worse, but instead of building on small things, I got angry."
Federer did not threaten Thiame anymore. But the fact that the match was so easy for him was not only due to his healing performance, but also to the desperate appearance of Thiem. Austria was disappointed on Tuesday. He made far too many mistakes – only two Winnern alone in the first series, likely to rob him of faith in victory. In any case, it was never apparent why the 25-year-old led a 2-1 victory over a straight match against Federer just after this match.
Even Thiem is on Thursday in the final group game against Kei Nishikori yet the theoretical opportunity to qualify for the semifinals. But more likely it is that Federer and the Japanese in Fernduell make up another party finalist. Even South African Kevin Anderson is not yet qualified to qualify, but his two wins and 6-0, 6-1 on Tuesday against Nishikori, he has brought an excellent starting point. In the first two games he has only provided ten games.
Memories from Wimbledon
For ultimate qualification, Anderson needs the ultimate group match for one judge. On the other hand, Federer is again on the first win, but no more. The starting station is still delicate because Nishikori from the violent Thiem is allegedly a simpler task. Federer must not only win the 32-year-old South African, but must do it in two series. For if it is all about the constellation that after the group stage, three players have won two games, then the phrase ratio, so that the winning games will be in the quarterfinals.
A clear victory for Thiem will help Federer in this matter. First of all, he has to win the match against Anderson – of course not. Although Switzerland wins the first four games without a drop in price, South Africa stopped him in the Wimbledon quarter last summer, even though Federer had won the first two sets. Anderson is in shape of his life. His opposition is certainly far greater than Dominic Thiem has done.
Novak Djokovic defends Roger Federer
gen. · Roger Federer is the London ATP World Tour finals, although he does not play. On his unlucky Monday, he first made a move away from exercise to speculate on his health. Then Julien Benneteau's sharp criticism reached London and caused another harassment.
The 37-year-old Frenchman who just ended his career, said at the French radio station at RMC, Federer has special privileges for his success. For example, with two wins in 2017 and 2018, Switzerland must be able to compete in 12 of the 14 matches in the Australian Open Runner. Then Benneteau went to the theory that Federer benefits from business relations with Craig Tily, who is also in the Board of the Laver Cup and indirectly in Federer's payroll. Behind the Laver Cup is the Team-8 agency, which is part of the Basel-based provider.
Federer's dual role not only causes Bennete to lie – albeit less in the beginning of games than his reaction to the Davis Cup re-launch. He criticizes the Spanish football club Gerard Pique, who represents Kosmos's investor group during the US Open unusual for her sharpness.
In London, Federer now gained support prominently. Novak Djokovic said after his match with John Isner: "Some players may have a better privilege, but they deserve it: Federer is six times the Australian Open winner and probably the best player ever, and the actors want to see him play in the best time. it is one of the most important reasons for the great attention and development of tennis revenue, and everyone benefits from this. "