Federer reaches semifinals at World Tour Finals
November 8, 2012 · Print This Article
ATP World Tour Finals—London, England
Six-time former winner Roger Federer posted his 14th straight victory over David Ferrer at the World Tour Finals in London on Thursday, defeating the Spaniard 6-4, 7-6(5).
Continuing his poor serving in the event, Federer relied on his footwork and explosive forehand to save nine of 10 break points. Ferrer, who was coming into the match off of 11 straight wins and two titles, wasn’t able to dictate the points when required and take advantage of Federer’s error-prone backhand.
Improving to 2-0 in the round robin stage of the tournament, Federer has now qualified for the weekend’s semifinals. By contrast, Ferrer will have to defeat Janko Tipsarevic on Saturday if he’s to advance to the final four.
Tipsarevic was blown out by Juan Martin del Potro in the night session, losing the the towering Argentine 6-0, 6-4.
Friday’s action in London will feature Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.