ATP Finals 2019 The Austrian, who dominates the Swiss for five wins to two, puts the Swiss against the ropes
Last year also began with defeat against Nishikori
Roger will play on Tuesday stay alive against Berrettini
Djokovic and Thiem run for the semifinal pass
Roger Federer, the most veteran tennis player who ever pee the teacher tournament with 38 years and who has all the records of the Masters Cup, has yielded this Sunday in its premiere within the group Bjrn Borg before Dominic Thiem. The Austrian, with a clear tactic of throwing high balls upside down from the Swiss, has ended up decanting the duel in his favor with a score of 7-5 and 7-5. Roger repeats the mistake of the last edition where he also missed the victory in the debut with Kei Nishikori.
When Federer had done the most difficult thing, which was to lift the first 'break' against the initial sleeve, he lost the serve again in the tenth game. His opponent did not fail later to take the lead on the scoreboard.
There is silence in the crowded O2 stands. Of the 16,600 people present, few turn in favor of Thiem, something that happens to most adversaries of the Helvtica legend. Then the same script was repeated. A break was worth the Austrian.
Roger had won his six games this season on hard surface under cover. In fact, it is the second habitat that does best after the grass with 81.3 percent effectiveness.. And it comes from being imposed for the tenth time in the Open 500 of Basel.
But it's obvious that Thiem's tennis doesn't suit him. Not in vain has already yielded five of the seven clashes against him. The pupil of Nicols Mass will play on Tuesday against Novak Djokovic the first place of the group and the pass to the semifinals. The Serbian did the job after appealing today for the fast going to Matteo Berrettini.
With the loss, Federer has no margin for error and another traspment against Matteo Berrettini on Tuesday will send him home early. The six-time Masters champion aspires to a seventh twist that now seems a little farther away.