It seemed an unlikely outlook at the set off of the year but Roger Federer has the very real probability of ending 2014 at the summit of the men’s game for the sixth time. Sunday saw the 33 year old Swiss outstanding ability cut the gap still promoted on Novak Djokovic by charming his hometown tournament in Basel for a 6th time with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Belgium’s David Goffin.
Federer has closed to less than 500 points following his Serbian rival with a huge 2,500 points on proffer for next week’s Paris Masters and the season ending ATP World Tour Finals in London. be the tennis ace of 2014? The 17 time grand slam champion was year end number one from 2004-2007 and last accomplished the achievement in 2009, but his destiny have been revitalized under new coach Stefan Edberg.
The Basel triumph is his fifth heading of the year and after endearing the Shanghai Masters earlier this month, defeating Djokovic in the semi-finals, he is on a 12 match winning band. There was never much doubt Federer would wrap up his 82nd career designation from the minute he broke Goffin in the very early game.
Goffin had gone into the match off the back of 43 wins in 45 matches, some on the second tier Challenger Tour, but could not about the brilliancy of his challenger. An early break in the second set the outline again and Federer closed out triumph after just 51 minutes with a brave drop shot. Federer, who has also led Switzerland into following month’s Davis Cup final against France said that he is very happy with his week and with his season.
He further added that he have added lot of highlights this year and he is hopeful for one or two more. In previous ATP Tour action Sunday, Britain’s Andy Murray saved five match points before defeating Tommy Robredo of Spain in the closing match of the Valencia Open. Murray had to pull through against a man in the closing to triumph the tournament in Shenzhen.