Roger Federer is one win away from the century mark

Annette Crawford
November 10, 2018

He joins tennis legends Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal who will also be honoured at the ceremony that will be held on Friday evening's award presentations at the Official Launch of the Nitto ATP Finals. I was playing with them in the weekend, which cost me much more.' Asked if people would remember him for not being able to win a Grand Slam, Ferrer replied: 'Well, sometimes, but it does not matter.

Born and raised in Jo'burg but resident for many years in Florida where his wife Kelsey is from, the 6ft 8in giant reached last year's US Open final, and in July he qualified for the Wimbledon final in the longest semifinal ever.

"Maybe Wimbledon and the US Open didn't go the way I was hoping but those were really the only two disappointments of the season", he said.

The world number three has won four titles this year, including a second consecutive Australian Open, and stands on 99 career singles titles - second only to retired American Jimmy Connors, who amassed 109. Djokovic, Zverev, Marin Cilic and John Isner are in the other pool, "Group Guga Kuerten". Though both the players have had their moments on the tour, they weren't till recently been real threats at Grand Slams. The veteran said he does not find age a factor in terms of sustaining form and fitness right through to the end of the season.


The ATP, the governing body of men's professional tennis, announced in August the opening of an global tender process to determine the future location of the season finale featuring the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams.

When is Roger Federer vs Kei Nishikori on and what time does it start? The hard-working Nishikori had missed five months in 2017 due to a wrist injury and began his journey back by playing ATP Challenger events in January.

Venus and Klassen, who make their team debut at the Finals after their first year as a pair, have been drawn in the opposite group to 2018 ASB Classic Men's Doubles winners Oliver March and Mate Pavic, who have clinched the year-ending number one ranking and head in to the Finals as favourites.

"I just feel like this is a great leverage, an opportunity to promote tennis all around the world", he added, suggesting it could move around every few years. But the Tour Finals will be their last shot at excellence before the season closes.

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