Roger Federer beats Cilic at ATP World Tour finals as stunning season rolls on

  • Federer sailed into semi-finals with 100% record after 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1 win
  • Cilic put up more fight than in losing the Wimbledon final this year

A year ago Roger Federer was a spectator not a warrior, and far from convinced he could properly recover from knee surgery as he prepared quietly at home in Switzerland for his return to the Tour a couple of months later at the Australian Open.

On Saturday, the reigning Australian champion plays in his eighth semi-final of the year and brings with him a record eight Wimbledon titles (his 19th career major), and five other belts from 11 tournaments, having won 52 of 56 matches, including three this week. That’s a comeback, probably the greatest in the history of tennis.

He was inconvenienced by losing the first set, but Roger Federer heads into the semi-finals with a 100% record. He’s won his three matches and it remains difficult to see anyone preventing him from winning this tournament. He’s won this group; Alex Zverev and Jack Sock meet tonight to see who’ll take second place. That’s all from me. Thanks for reading. Bye.

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