Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Roger Federer lifts ATP World Tour Finals for 6th time!

Yes, as I sensed... the FedEx express has delivered in style to end an otherwise disappointing 2011 season....

This time the Swiss master Roger Federer wasn't about to let Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pull off another improbable comeback.  After a year that saw some uncharacteristic slip-ups from Federer in big matches, the Swiss star shrugged off a second-set letdown to beat Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 for a record sixth title in the ATP World Tour Finals.

The capacity crowd for the final had a few celebrities in the form of Pippa Middleton, Cristiano Ronaldo and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Roger Federer of Switzerland wins the men's singles tennis final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London November 27, 2011
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Toby Melville

"I know it's one of my greatest accomplishments," Federer said. "This definitely is an amazing finish again to the season. I've never finished so strong."

Federer was by far the most impressive player this whole week at the season-ending event for the top eight players in the world, where his three group-stage victories included his most comprehensive win ever over Rafael Nadal, beating the Spaniard 6-3, 6-0 on Tuesday.

Swiss master Roger Federer celebrates winning the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena 
Photo Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe

Roger Federer of Switzerland poses next to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France after beating the Frenchman in the ATP World Tour finals to lift his 6th title
Photo Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe

Federer kisses the Barclay's ATP World Tour Finals trophy
Photo Credit: Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe

Federer was playing in his 100th career final and sealed his 70th career title in all beating Frenchman Tsonga
Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters 

 FedEx holds the ATP World Tour title 2011 in London
Photo Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe

Federer poses with his ATP World Tour title after beating Tsonga in the finals
Photo Credit:  Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe 

"I think that was the difference to other matches this year, where I lost so closely," Federer said. "This time around I was still able to find a way through. I think that was the difference at times during the year, which didn't maybe make this an absolutely phenomenal year."

This sums up Federer's season this year... lets hope these three back to back titles that he won in Basel, Paris and now in London will set a strong tone for his 2012 season. All the best FedEx for the Australian Open!!!

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