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Federer edges del Potro at ATP World Tour Finals

Nov 9 2013, 8:14pm CST | by IANS

London, Nov 10 (IANS) Sixth seed and six-time former champion Roger Federer battled back from a 0-3 deficit in the third set to beat fourth seed and 2009 runner-up Juan Martin del Potro to reach the semifinals at the ATP World Tour Finals here Saturday.

London, Nov 10 — Sixth seed and six-time former champion Roger Federer battled back from a 0-3 deficit in the third set to beat fourth seed and 2009 runner-up Juan Martin del Potro to reach the...

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Federer edges del Potro at ATP World Tour Finals

Nov 9 2013, 8:14pm CST | by IANS

London, Nov 10 (IANS) Sixth seed and six-time former champion Roger Federer battled back from a 0-3 deficit in the third set to beat fourth seed and 2009 runner-up Juan Martin del Potro to reach the semifinals at the ATP World Tour Finals here Saturday.

London, Nov 10 — Sixth seed and six-time former champion Roger Federer battled back from a 0-3 deficit in the third set to beat fourth seed and 2009 runner-up Juan Martin del Potro to reach the semifinals at the ATP World Tour Finals here Saturday.

The Swiss former No. 1 won 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5 to finish in second position in Group B for a clash against top seed and 2010 finalist Rafael Nadal Sunday.

Second seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who had already qualified, beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the other match to top Group B. The reigning champion will next face seventh seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the semifinals.

Nadal leads Federer 21-10 in their previous meetings and has won their past three matches.

"I was probably slightly angry more than thinking it's going to be over soon," said Federer, when asked about how he felt at 0-3 in the third set. "It's one of those moments today, because I kind of fought back the whole match -- the first, second set. Here we go again."

"I think I got two chances to win the match," said del Potro. "I broke his serve in the second set and in the third one. But he played great when I was up, and he deserved to come back in both sets. But at the end, when you have to be focus and find the winners, I made the mistakes and he was there really focused to take the chance. I think that was the key of the match."

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Juan Martin Del Potro Will Miss Asian Swing, Hopes To Return For European Indoors

Sep 11 2014 9:32am CDT | Source: Tennis-X.com

Juan Martin del Potro's return to tennis has been delay ...
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Juan Martin del Potro delays comeback

Sep 10 2014 8:27pm CDT | Source: Stuff.co.nz

Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has delayed his comeback from a long layoff following wrist surgery in March and will miss tournaments in China, Japan and Malaysia over the ne ...
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Del Potro Hopes For Late-Season Return

Sep 10 2014 7:21pm CDT | Source: ATP World Tour

Juan Martin del Potro hopes to return to the ATP World Tour this year despite having to withdraw from the upcoming Asian swing as he continues to recover from left wrist surgery. [[ ...
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Kei Nishikori vs Marin Cilic: Examining Significance of 2014 US Open Men's Final

Sep 9 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Marin Cilic made short work of Kei Nishikori on Monday night to win the 2014 U.S. Open men's final 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in New York and claim his first ever Grand Slam title. As was mentioned a great deal in the run up to the match, it was something of an unfamiliar major final considering the absence of a select few players, per Eurosport: Nishikori and Cilic had made it past Djokovic and Federer, respectively, in their s ...
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US Open Tennis 2014 Men's Final: Kei Nishikori vs. Marin Cilic Ends Big 4 Era

Sep 8 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

You might think it's a bit hyperbolic to suggest that the U.S. Open final between Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic is the end of an era in men's tennis. Perhaps in a few years with a few more titles shared between the Big Four in men's tennis, it will prove to be.  But for now, this Grand Slam final feels like the end of the Big Four's reign of terror over the men's game. Here are a few reasons why. In 2005, Marat Safin defeated Lleyton H ...
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Kei Nishikori's US Open Final Run Further Proves Big Four's Power Is Weakening

Sep 6 2014 6:22pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Don't take this the wrong way—Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray aren't doing anything to lose their grip over men's tennis. It's just that an incredible group of young talent is slowly but surely ending their dominance, and the latest to burst onto the scene is Kei Nishikori. The 10th overall seed at the 2014 U.S. Open was not given much of a chance entering Sa ...
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What Roger Federer's Loss to Marin Cilic Means for Remainder of 2014

Sep 6 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Roger Federer entered the 2014 U.S. Open with visions of an 18th career Grand Slam title, but the Swiss star was ousted in the semifinals by Marin Cilic. Sky Sports had the report: Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim had an interesting note on the upcoming final: Federer is a five-time U.S. Open champion; however, it has been six years since he last won the tournament. Also, it has been just over two years since Fed's last Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2012. Although Federe ...
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Roger Federer's Key to Winning the 2014 US Open Is His Composure

Sep 5 2014 1:59am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The expected 2014 U.S. Open semifinal berth was slipping away from Roger Federer. Two sets and one hour of lackluster play. The Swiss Maestro battled himself as much as Gael Monfils. He barked at the chair umpire. His composure simmered beneath his determination to get back into the match. He even stared at two match points, but he refused to be buried. Four points later, he escaped a postmatch funeral and turned the match in his favor. Th ...
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