In a rematch of this yr’s Wimbledon ultimate, Roger Federer got here out on most sensible once more.
The 2nd-ranked Swiss misplaced the primary set Thursday however nonetheless controlled to overcome Marin Cilic 6-7 (five), 6-four, 6-1 on the ATP Finals in London.
Federer had already complex to the semifinals on the season-finishing match through successful his opening two fits on the O2 Arena, whilst Cilic had already been eradicated.
In the overdue fit, Jack Sock will face Alexander Zverev for some other spot in the semifinals.
Federer, who beat Cilic in instantly units in the Wimbledon ultimate, had 4 destroy issues in the primary set, however he could not convert any of them. That allowed Cilic to take the lead when he landed a backhand dropshot after which a forehand to near out the primary-set tiebreaker.
Federer had some other destroy level early in the second one set, however he once more didn’t convert. But his 6th strive was once other, and successful it gave Federer the second one set.
In the 3rd set, Federer broke early and jumped out to a three-zero lead, after which broke once more to steer five-1.
In the semifinals, Federer will face both Dominic Thiem or David Goffin. Both have 1-1 information in the opposite team and meet Friday to make a decision which participant will advance in conjunction with Grigor Dimitrov.
Federer, a 19-time Grand Slam champion who gained his file 8th Wimbledon name this yr, is taking a look to increase some other file for titles on the ATP Finals. The 36-year-previous Swiss has gained the season-finishing match six instances, two times in Houston, two times in Shanghai and two times in London.
Federer has reached the semifinals on the ATP Finals 14 instances and has now completed the spherical-robin degree unbeaten 10 instances.