Djokovic, to round off the season at the Masters Cup

The Serbian seeks to close with the victory of his rebirth in 2018 Nishikori surprised Federer in his debut: 7-6 (4) 6-3 in Addition to a reward for the w

Djokovic, to round off the season at the Masters Cup

The Serbian seeks to close with the victory of his rebirth in 2018

Nishikori surprised Federer in his debut: 7-6 (4) 6-3

in Addition to a reward for the work done throughout the course, the Masters Cup is also an exercise in survival. Knows Rafael Nadal, who for the sixth occasion not be able to keep the appointment due to his physical problems. Knows Juan Martin del Potro, victim of a knee injury, which had earned square after four seasons away. Know the eight men present at the O2, just the physical reserves in the last tournament of the season.

The floor of Nadal robs the tournament of the added attraction of the dispute for the number 1. What has insured Novak Djokovic, who will finish his fifth season in the most high, so that matches to Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors. The Serbian made his debut on Monday against John Isner (21.00 h., Movistar Sport), after unseating Nadal from the first place in the Masters 1000 of Paris-Bercy, where he lost the final against Karen Khachanov. Winner at Wimbledon and the U.s. Open, in addition to the Masters 1000 of Cincinnati and Shanghai, Nole closed the season in a tournament that he has won on five occasions, the last of them three years ago. Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic rounded off the group Guga Kuerten.

Roger Federer, who since 2002 has only missed the tournament in 2016, due to injury, can boast of six titles and four finals in a scenario to measure. With 37 years, showed in Paris-Bercy, despite leaving defeated in a remarkable semi-final with Djokovic, which still must continue with it, even more in indoor track and with matches the best of three sets.

Federer stunned by Nishikori

If Djokovic won the well-deserved award as the number 1 of the year, Federer received for the sixteenth consecutive season the favorite of the fans. Far from losing attraction as time discusses, the swiss retained the glamour well-earned thanks to a career in which he has reconciled the success with a style all point incomparable. It is framed in the Group Lleyton Hewitt, along with Kevin Anderson, he was surprised in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori, before whom he fell on his debut: 7-6 (4) 6-3. Federer had won their last six games to the japanese, that has not lost since 2014.

Prudent in its manifestations, aware of the narrow margins in which it begins to move, prefer not to explain too much the desire to win title number 100. Both recently in Paris and now in London, has preferred to give the role of favourite to Djokovic, a range that is difficult to challenge the player to balkan. The past day 28, in Basel, got the number 99. The winner of 20 titles of the Grand Slam would be second in the ranking, above that of Nadal, in case you enter in the three digit trophies.

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Updated Date: 14 November 2018, 20:00

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