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Federer fights back to beat Cilic – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device ATP Finals Venue: The 02 Arena, London Dates: 12-19 November Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, Red Button, BBC Sport website and mobile app, listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and follow text updates online. Roger Federer fought back to beat Marin Cilic in three sets and head into the semi-finals with an unbeaten record from the ATP Finals group stage. Federer, who had already secured a place in the last four after two wins, completed the round-robin stage with…

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ATP Finals: Roger Federer beats Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev defeats Marin Cilic

Media playback is not supported on this device ATP Finals Venue: The 02 Arena, London Dates: 12-19 November Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, Red Button, BBC Sport website and mobile app, listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and follow text updates online. Six-time champion Roger Federer opened with a straight-set win over Jack Sock at the ATP Finals in London. The 36-year-old Swiss, making his 15th appearance at the season-ending event for the top eight players in the world, won 6-4 7-6 (7-4) at the O2 Arena….

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Shanghai Masters: Rafael Nadal to play Roger Federer in final

The world’s top two players, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, will contest the Shanghai Masters final after both secured hard-fought wins on Saturday. Top seed Nadal, seeking a seventh title of 2017, beat Croat Marin Cilic 7-5 7-6 (7-3) in two hours, 11 minutes. Federer showed great resolve to thwart Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 3-6 6-3 6-3 in just under two hours. It will be the elite pair’s fourth meeting of the year and the 24th time they have faced each other in a final. Wimbledon champion Federer beat…

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Federer unsettled by lack of control over his own destiny in Del Potro loss

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Roger Federer said he never felt “in a safe place” physically or mentally during a US Open campaign that ended with defeat by Juan Martin del Potro. The Argentine 24th seed won their quarter-final 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 in Wednesday’s night session. Third seed Federer had struggled with a back injury in the build-up to New York and confirmed he never felt 100% fit. “It was…

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Del Potro stuns Federer in four sets to make US Open semi-finals

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro stunned Roger Federer in four sets to reach the US Open semi-finals. The 24th seed won 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 to reach the last four, thrilling his large contingent of supporters in New York. He goes on to face top seed Rafael Nadal, who earlier beat Russian teenager Andrey Rublev. Del Potro’s victory means Federer and Nadal will end another year…

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Unwell Del Potro wins incredible Thiem battle and faces Federer in quarters

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Juan Martin del Potro came back from two sets down and saved two match points to beat sixth seed Dominic Thiem in a raucous US Open classic. The 24th seed, cheered on by a large Argentine contingent on the Grandstand court, won 1-6 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4. Despite feeling ill and requiring treatment, he came through in three hours and 35 minutes to set up a…

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Federer 'excited' by form after efficient win

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Roger Federer was in clinical mood as he saw off Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in straight sets to join Rafael Nadal in the US Open fourth round. The third seed, who came through five-set matches in the first two rounds, beat 35-year-old Lopez 6-3 6-3 7-5. Five-time champion Federer, 36, goes on to face Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the last 16. “I’m really excited how I feel after…

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