Roger Federer Wins Record 6th ATP Tour Finals Title

Roger Federer kisses ATP World Tour Finals trophy

Roger Federer won the third title in as many weeks, to finish the season plagued by uncharacteristic ups-and-downs on a high note.

The Swiss superstar overstepped his opponent, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga comeback in the second set, to defeat the French No.1 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3, winning the record sixth ATP World Tour Finals.

Federer showed by far the most consistent and superb level of play throughout the season-ending finale, winning all 3 of his round-robin mathces, including the demolition of long-time nemesis, Rafael Nadal of Spain, 6-3, 6-0 last Tuesday.

However, his perfect rung was in jeopardy when the 30-year-old Basel native failed to convert a championship point in the second set tie-break.

Yet, Tsonga, who went through from being two sets to love down to beat Federer in this year’s Wimbledon quarters, wasn’t able to cause another upset, this time at O2 Arena.

Competing in his 100th career ATP tour final, Roger Federer broke his opponent serve to go 5-3 in the third set, and finished the match in the next game, earning his 70th title with a lovely volley.

“I believe that was the difference to very close other matches I lost this year,” Federer admitted. “This time I was able to find a way through to win it.”

This season was the first season since 2002 when Federer failed to win a Grand Slam, loosing the French Open Finals to Rafael Nadal and mucking up two-set-to-love lead in the semis of U.S. Open against Novak Djokovic, who rallied past Federer, after saving two match points in the decising set.

Roger Federer Wins ATP World Tour Finals title

After that gruling loss, Federer decided to take a time-out from play, which, he admitted, helped him to shave off the recent Grand Slam losses.

The break indeed benefitted Federer, who won two consecutive titles, in Basel and Paris, before arriving to London.

While Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal  both suffered two defeats and failing to qualify for the semi-finals, Federer showed some of his best performances of the season to oust David Ferrer for a ticket to the finals, without even facing a break point.

“He’s the best player for the moment,” Tsonga said.

It was the third consecutive Sunday to feature a match between the Frenchman and the Swiss, with Federer winning on both previous occasions in Paris and round-robin match.

With his sith title, Federer overcamr Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras, who both earned five titles at the season-ending finale, formerly named the Masters Cup.

“This is definitely an amazing finish to the season. I’ve never finished so strong,” Federer said.

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