Tennis – Fed express is back on track


Roger Federer is pleased to have secured his place in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena in London.

The 20-time Grand Slam final lost his opening match of the tournament to Kei Nishikori, but bounced back to see off Dominic Thiem, before a 6-4 6-3 success against Kevin Anderson ensured that the Swiss progressed as winner of his group.
And, having joined Anderson in the last four, Federer was pleased with the way he had responded to the challenge of keeping his bid for a seventh Tour Finals triumph on track.
He told the official ATP Tour website: “I think my attitude was good. I think I had an aggressive mindset, a good variation as well with my slice. I think it was just a good match from my side.
“I’m very happy. First match was tough against Kei, never got going and with the back against the wall, maybe it’s easier for me to play, I’m not sure.”
Federer is now priced at 7/2 with Bet365 to win the ATP Finals for a seventh time.