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Federer's comfortable Victoria that put him in the semifinals of the Masters


Roger Federer is expecting a rival in London.

Roger Federer is expecting a rival in London.

Swiss Roger Federer, 3rd place in the world rankings, defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa (No. 6) with 6-4 and 6-3, advances as the first group at the semifinals of the competition Masters in London, for which his opponent has already been classified before playing.

With this triumph Federer ends at the front of the group Lleyton Hewitt, which could allow him to avoid number one in the semifinals Novak Djokovic, who beat him a few weeks ago at Masters 1000 in Paris.

"I played a good tennis today, I'm happy, it was a funny group with very different players, I'm happy to be in the semifinals", he pointed out.

It is for the 15th time in 16 participations in which the Swiss legend reaches the semifinals. He also takes revenge against Anderson, who beat him five sets in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon season this year.

"The body is doing well, I still have energy in reserve, the year was long for everyone but this summer helped me a little, at least mentally", said 37 years.

Your match against Anderson It started very quickly, the two players winning his service. In the seventh match, the Swiss went off on the offensive, and South African cars, well-lubricated until then, began to fail. A right went down the corridor and committed two double defects to give a break Federer.

Next was the legend that failed, but Anderson he was again unable to keep his service and gave an empty game. Federer, again in difficulty to serve, saved three balls of break and eventually won the first round in 38 minutes.

Thiem dreamed of crossing.

In the second set Federer was more regular, committed fewer direct errors (14 during the match with 24 points Anderson) and made the difference in the seventh match. It was a definitive moment for his victory.

On the other side of the Lleyton Hewitt Group Dominic Thiem He beats Kei Nishikori of 6-1 and 6-4. The Austrian, who came on the third day with two losses, would have qualified if Federer I would not have done more than five games against Anderson.

Thiem broke the service twice Nishikori during the first set. One pause was enough to take the second heat and close the game.

The Japanese received only 56% of service points and committed 41 unfulfilled errors during this Lleyton Hewitt group play. Thiem made only 21 unforced errors.

In the group Guga Kuerten Djokovic He is already qualified for the semifinals. Alexander Zverev. Marin Cilic and John Isner He fights Friday for the other square for the next round.

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