Tennis is a simple sport. No experience. Victory is the one who succeeds and reaches home. Only in ATP Finals are all quite different.
Roger Federer can lose the game against Kei Nishikori and get a semi-final. On the contrary, he can fight Kevin Anderson yesterday evening (21:00) and go to London.
Federer has one advantage: he knows his original position. The 37-year-old Basel wanted to play "without care" because he did not escape the frequently used phrase. "It would not be joke.
Following the scenario: Kei Nishikori will suffer defeat by Dominic Thiem in the second half of the day, and Federer Anderson will be forced to win in groups, otherwise the Japanese will be in semifinals.
If Nichikori is defeated, Federer wins a simple victory to win and even wins a direct game with Anderson. If Nichikori Thiem is defeated in two groups, Federer will become a clear defeat to achieve progress.
Anderson Nichikori Thiem was unable to retire when he won 6-0, 6-0, and won less than three games against Federer.
"This is the problem of the head"
Of course, this is not his goal. "It's important that I play a good game against Kevin," said the winner for the first time in the pre-round rounds. "If this is not enough, then that's it. And then I'm not worth the semifinals. " Nichikori Federer, who took part in the battle on Sunday, gave an awesome and self-critical explanation for the incredible weakness. This is a look.
"You feel like a knife in other tournaments," he said. He felt good all day, only in the match he was slightly irritated. "In the first eight games, Kei played very well. I told myself, "Great, I do not need a rhythm." It works well for me. But I was too negative.
She remembers how good it is to play in London and this arena, and what advantages she has. "I can do it for the 16th time, maybe because I thought it was a good game, and it did not suit me well."
It was easy to solve the problem: Ferguson refused to train on Sunday to clear his head. "It was not my fraud or the back or the service. That's the main thing. Sometimes you need a break. »
On the way to the hotel, he had a talk with his team late Sunday evening. "Then the trainers made me feel relaxed and had a good day with my family and returned to the field happily." Then Federer, who worked well on the sovereignty victory against Fier, did the same thing on Wednesday.
Waiting for Wimbledon
In spite of the computation games, there is a high level of semi-finals. 2.03 m, more precisely. South Africa champion Kevin Anderson wins London Wimbledon quarterfinals with a score of 5: 1 at 13:11. Four matches have already won Switzerland.
On Tuesday, Anderson won Nishikori with a score of 6-0, 6-1. Federer knew the difficulty on the square Thursday afternoon, but he was very friendly.
"Anderson, like a great killer, you can not set goals for winning 6: 2, 6: 2." "If that was the case, the goal was to win 7: 6, 7: 6. It is very important that I just play. " 7: 6, 7: 6, of course, enough.