Roger Federer overcomes Kevin Anderson to book ATP Finals semi-final spot

Roger Federer celebrates at ATP Finals

Roger Federer breezed into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals after beating Kevin Anderson at The O2.

The 37-year-old looked to be heading out of the competition after losing his first round-robin match against Kei Nishikori.

However, earlier in the day, Dominic Thiem beat Nishikori 6-1 6-4, meaning Federer knew he needed to win just one set against Anderson.

Naturally, Federer did significantly more than that, overcoming Andserson 6-4 6-3.

“I am very happy,” Federer said. “The first match was tough against Kei. I never got going. Maybe with my back against the wall, it was easier to play. I fought hard.”

“Thiem winning helped me. and maybe made me more relaxed,” Federer said. “I have always wanted to out with a bang. If I won the match, good. If it didn’t then maybe I don’t deserved it. I am happy to be alive and I am thrilled and excited to be in the semis.”

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