David Goffin beats hot favourite and six-time champion Roger Federer
David Goffin produced a dazzling comeback to beat hot favourite and six-time champion Roger Federer 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the ATP Finals here
David Goffin produced a dazzling comeback to beat hot favourite and six-time champion Roger Federer 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the ATP Finals here. The Swiss world No. 2 hit the ball sweetly from the start and the Belgian had no answer to his variety and weight of shot, lacking the weapons to put Federer under sustained pressure.
Federer, who had only lost four matches all year, rocked Goffin back on his heels at the beginning of the match, breaking him after multiple opportunities in the first game to establish an early grip.
Belgium's David Goffin celebrates after beating Roger Federer during their ATP Finals semi-final clash in London on Saturday. Pic/AFP
The Belgian regrouped but Federer threaded a trademark backhand down the line to bring up three more break points in game five and secured the double break. Unveiling his full array of shots, he was briefly held up by Goffin but sealed the set 6-2 with an ace.
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