7-6 (4) and 6-3 victories on the first day of the ATP Nitto Final of Japanese Kei Nishikori shocked London's O2, where Switzerland aims to win its 100th title and if it wins, it will win and at the end of the year can not touch Rafael Nadal from the 2nd place in the world.
Nishikori surprised the 37-year-old Swiss man, the record holder of this tournament, played ten finals, and reached six titles, 16 to 14 semifinals and 55 wins, which are poorly played in one hour and 27 minutes.
Federer has been awarded three tournaments for four weeks. He won the ninth consecutive victory in Basel, reached the semifinals of Paris, and rested for a few days at O2, near O2, near Omar, near Sharm. His remarkable hand-to-hand barrier has so far been totally free of 18 errors. Nishikori was in his position twice, while Japanese player exchanges, especially Kei 6-1.
The defeat of Federer makes it difficult for the Swiss to reach the semi-finals, but will not be eliminated. On Tuesday, he plays with Austrian Dominik Tim, who has won North America's Kevin Anderson 6-3 and 7-6 (10). If he won today, Federer could not get the second place by scoring 200 points and winning Spanish Rafael Nadal. He could not access it because he needed 1,500 points.
In Japan, twice in semifinals, in 2015, he won the Federian Tournament, but after winning the Miami tournament six times he could not win. Earlier this year, Wimbledon and Roland Garros finalist Anion's 32 year-old, an hour and 48-minute break, did not stop Tiem at the end of his show and ended singing with his wife, Kelsey's "Birthday."
Until this season Anderson was dominated by six games against Thiem, but this year Wiener Neustadt won it with Mutua Madrid Open and US Open and cursed it. But London brings good memories to South Africa. Here is what this summer has summed up for the most important Wimbledon final in the semi-finals of the federation, at an epic match, where he had two sets and then went up to the semi-finals.
Then he fought for six hours and 36 minutes against the American John Isner, who came to the finish of his second Grand Slam final in his career (US Open 2017), which he finishes on Serik Novak Djokovic. For two weeks he fought in all English clubs at 23 hours 20 minutes.
Anderson in the British capital found time to train on the blue sky of O2 and had to worry about his wife, Kelsey Owen, and her mother, Surafia, in the Thames boat. But in competition, he made his whole arsenal an experiment. Thiem was 13 in the top, and won the first set of breaks for 41 minutes. The Austrians then upgraded their spectacular bar to the second set, collecting 16 points with the same arm. There were two possibilities to force a Tieberger and take it away, but Anderson did not diminish his level, and the last "check ups" he was in for the game.
After these results, Nishikori and Anderson were victorious, winning and winning the same games. Both of them will be Lleyton Hewitt's team leaders on Tuesday.