Roger Federer defeated South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets by 6-4 and 6-3 in part, resulting in his arrival at the semi-finals of the ATP Masters Tournament. The third best tennis player on the planet took more than an hour and 17 minutes to defeat the world six.
The Swiss tennis player started the tournament from less to more because in the first match of the group he fell to the Japanese Kei Nishikori, but then reconstructed the triumphs against Dominic Thiem (second date) and Anderson (third day).
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Federer came to the match against Anderson with the opportunity to stay out of the Masters tournament if he lost in a powerful way as he did before Nishikori. Nevertheless, the Swiss appeared in a great physical and technical form and showed that his magic is intact.
Before the South African, who arrived as leader of the Lleyton Hewitt Group, Roger took things slowly, defeated his opponent and made exact shots to make his rival pursuit and the game was even even in break opportunities.
In the seventh game in the first set, the Swiss broke the South African service, but Anderson immediately left immediate attention and recovered the break with Federer's next service.
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But Roger was more aggressive in his tennis and with a backhand stroke on one side he became unbeatable from the bottom to go back to break and close the first sleeve in 6-4 with his service.
In the second set, Swiss swimmers managed to break the parity on the board after 3-3 to stay with Anderson; then he won his serve and broke his opponent again to win the match with a 6-3 in the second set.
In that way, Roger managed to win the Lleyton Hewitt group thanks to the total number of games in favor (33), while Anderson finished second (32) and eliminated Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori.