Friday, November 25, 2011

The Swiss locomotive running at your pace

Roger Federer sealed his presence at the Masters Cup semifinals with full of victories in Group A. His last victim was Mardy Fish. The Swiss, who defends title in London, looking at his sixth Masters this year.

Few can debate that Roger Federer is one of the players most 'plugged in' coming into this season finale. After a typical year in which major titles has failed (only one Masters 1000 at the last minute to make up the curriculum) and lost its status as number 3, the Swiss are signing a trip to especatular, biting the sceptres of Basel Paris and reaching the semifinals of the Masters Cup after beating undefeated in Group B, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga , Rafael Nadal and Mardy Fish , who today won by an aggregate score of 6-1, 3-6 and 6 -3 after an hour and fifty minutes in a clash played at the O2 Centre Court. Federer decided the first set in just half an hour of action. 30 minutes in which the Swiss showed that there is no need to break or run the ball more than anyone to kneel rival. With a break in the second game of the party took control of it and, despite having to solve problems with the service (up by 15-40 and 0-40) closed the first act without problems.

During the intermission of attention in the stands had the players Thierry Henry , Juan Mata , Andrei Arshavin , Robin Van Persie and Robert Pires and others who did not want to miss a day between "experts". Fish would be a protagonist in the second set and took a walk his backhand cut, which did much damage to a break which Federer took him to finish the second round giving. But it was only a mirage. It was the third and final start in September and to see the best version of the Swiss, whose hit, so practical and aesthetic, quickly made ​​him take enough advantage to close the game and therefore their participation in the 'Round Robin'. With this victory the Swiss reached the second time this season a run of 15 straight wins (the other was at the end of last year, winning in Doha and reached the semifinals of the Open de Australia). This is also the 37th victory of Federer in this tournament, falling to only two of the 39 of Ivan Lendl that dominates this statistic.

Absolute leader of Group B, Federer will wait first to see how to solve the second place it (will the winner of the match between Nadal and Tsonga) and then Group A rival what awaits in the semis (can be Ferrer, Djokovic and Berdych).


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