Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Resurgent Djokovic, battle-worn Federer headline season-ender

Resurgent Djokovic, battle-worn Federer headline season-ender

The Spaniard was forced to cut his season short and withdraw from the fall season with knee, abdominal and ankle injuries.

If Novak Djokovic has a case for "Comeback of the Year" then "Special K" as he is known to his fans, does so too - after all, Nishikori was ranked outside the Top 20 in January when he began his long road to form on the ATP Challenger circuit.

Federer, who has won the event a record six times, twice in London, said the British capital was the flawless fit. Connors said recently. "Would I like 109 to live forever?" Overall I'm happy with my game. "Five months ago, if you told me was highly improbable at that time, considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court". It has been a momentous year for the 32-year-old Anderson, who reached a career high of World No 5 in July and has become the first South African since Wayne Ferreira in 1995 to play in the season finale.

On Friday, Federer publicly backed London's attempts to keep the ATP Finals on these shores, seeing no reason for change. Isner followed this up by capturing his fifth Atlanta Open title in six years and made it through to the semi-finals of Wimbledon. In fact, the trio of Cilic, Zverev and Thiem collectively won two matches out of nine at the 2017 Finals and crashed out in the round-robin stage.

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England thrash hosts Sri Lanka in first Test
Dhananjaya de Silva, after a confident start, was caught at first slip by Root off Stokes in the last over before lunch for 21. The highest fourth-innings total in Sri Lanka is 397 made by New Zealand in 2009 at Sinhalese Sports Club in a losing cause.

It will only get harder for Federer to reach the finish lines, but he, like Connors, is an exceptional talent with exceptional footwork and staying power, and, for the moment, they have a strikingly similar gap between their first and last tour titles. The match marks a rematch of the US Open final where the All-American duo beat them in straight sets.

John Isner, who has been confirmed for the 2019 ASB Classic, finished the season ranked 10th in the world and will be making his debut at the prestigious end of year event after a career best year on Tour.

Klaasen was runner-up in 2016 American, as was Rajeev Ram.

The ATP, the governing body of men's professional tennis, announced in August the opening of an worldwide tender process to determine the future location of the season finale featuring the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams. He has a win-loss record for 42-19 in 2018 and finished the Race to London at No 9. He seeks to earn a win over Anderson on Sunday at the O2 Arena.

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