Federer and Tsonga to meet for ATP World Tour Finals Title

Roger Federer reaches ATP World Tour Finals title match

It’s Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga again, meeting for the third time in two weeks, this time at the title match of ATP World Tour Finals.

The Swiss tennis master continued his way to the third straight title on Saturday, when he ousted Spaniard David Ferrer 7-5, 6-3 to reach the championship match ATP World Tour Finals, his 100th career final.

There are two more records to break for Roger Federer on Sunday, as he is on the way to win his 70th ATP Tour title, and sixth year-ending title, the all time record for the top eight players in the world.

“It’s obviously a special win for me,” admitted Federer, who will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the final.

The victory in the semis gets Federer overcoming Andy Murray at No. 3 in the year-end ATP rankings, behind Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Both Djokovic and Nadal didn’t manage to get to the semi-finals, after being defeated in two of their round-robin fistures at O2 Arena this week. Both top-two players blamed physical and mental fatigue after grueling season for inability to perform at top level. Murray withdrew from the season-ending finale citing injury after his opening loss to Ferrer.

Federer — winner of a record 16 Grand Slam titles — shares the record of five titles in ATP Finals with Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl.

Federer became the fifth player in the open era to reach 100 ATP tour finals, together with Jimmy Connors (163), Ivan Lendl (146), John McEnroe (108) and Guillermo Vilas (104).

Federer has been showing some of his top form this season in London, and though he didn’t look as dominant against David Ferrer like he did during the round-robin mathces, he never gave Ferrer a break-point chance. Ferrer was close to winning the first set in the tenth game of the first set, the toughest game of the match, when the score went to deuce five times. Federer managed to win this game, and never looked back, grabbing the first set at 7-5 and taking 2-0 lead in the second set. He broke Spaniard serve again, to win the match 7-5 and 6-3.

The 30-year-old Switzerland native extended his winning streak to 16 matches after taking titles in Basel and Paris earlier this month.

Jo-Wilfried-ATP World Tour Finals beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic

Federer will play sixt-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Sunday, after the Frenchman ousted Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, who surprise winner of Group A, 6-3, 7-5 in the second semifinal match, giving the up-and-coming Tsonga an opportunity to compete in the title match of ATP World Tour Finals, for the first time in his career, and in only his second appearance in the elite-eight tournament.

“Roger is the best player now,” Tsonga declared. “It’s the last match of the year so I will give it everything.”

Berdych looked tired on Saturday, after three consecutive three-set round-robin mathces, compared to Tsonga, who had an extra day to rest, managing to land only 53 percent of his first serves and making five double-faults, including the crucial one on break point, giving Tsonga a 4-3 lead in the second set.

The sevent-seed took the break back to level the score, but the Frenchman took the lead again, breaking at 5-5, and winning the match 6-3 and 7-5.

Tsonga is facing Federer for the third consecutive Sunday, with Federer winning in their last two meetings in Paris and opening round-robin match in London last Sunday.

PS Love these pics of the finalists, :)

Roger Federer Serving at ATP World Tour Finals

Serving several balls at once – the secret behind Roger Federer winning streak.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates semifinal win at  Barclays ATP Finals

Looks like Tsonga has a lot of energy for celebration after reaching finals of ATP World Tour Finals

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