Roger Federer Wins ATP World Tour Finals
Roger Federer denied Jo-Wilfried Tsonga another come-from-behind victory to bag his record sixth ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday.
Federer, who prior to this year was tied with Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl with the most ATP World Tour Finals titles, won the first set, 6-3. However, Tsonga, who rallied from two sets down to beat the Swiss ace at Wimbledon this year, saved a match point then beat Federer in the tiebreak to win the second set, 7-6 (6). Federer fought back in the third set by breaking Tsonga’s serve in the eighth game before serving out the match, 6-3.
In a year that saw him fail to win a Grand Slam for the first time since 2002, Federer said that his great escape against Tsonga in the championship match made the difference to his other close loses this year. “This time around I was still able to find a way through. I think that was the difference at times during the year, which didn’t maybe make this an absolutely phenomenal year,” he said.