Condemned to win after his entry into bad weather, Roger Federer He did not shake and retained his chances of qualifying in the last four Masters dominating the Austrian Dominic Thiem (N.8) in two sets 6-2, 6-3, on Tuesday in London.
After the uni-directional victory of South African Kevin Anderson (6) against Japanese Kei Nishikori (N.9) 6-0, 6-1 in the afternoon, Federer, who had only been The shadow of himself 48 hours before against Nishikori, knew that already He did not have the right to make mistakes if he wanted to remain in the race for qualifying in the semifinals. And he continues his search for a hundredth story of the trophy. It's done.
Without shining, the Swiss 20 crowns in the Grand Slam experienced much less waste than Sunday and was a little more convincing, especially serving (67% 1), in the game too, although not everything was perfect. He even gave the feeling of freeing himself during the second race.
But this time, it's especially Thiem who was not on his plate and multiplied the mistakes. So that Roland Garros 2018 finalist could not compete and left the track after less than 70 minutes.
If Anderson, with two wins in two games, took a great leap for the semifinals, everything will be played on Thursday in the last two duels of the Lleyton Hewitt group. They will oppose Federer to Anderson, and Thiem to Nishikori.