World Tennis 16.11.2018 07:38 am

Sweet revenge for Federer as he cruises past Anderson

A timely wake-up call for the South African, who’ll nonetheless reach the semifinals of the ATP Finals.

Roger Federer gained sweet revenge over Kevin Anderson at the ATP Finals on Thursday but is putting thoughts of his 100th title to the back of his mind after both players reached the last four.

Sweet revenge for Federer as he cruises past Anderson
Sweet revenge for Federer as he cruises past Anderson

Sweet revenge for Federer as he cruises past Anderson

A timely wake-up call for the South African, who’ll nonetheless reach the semifinals of the ATP Finals.

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