For the 12th consecutive year, Roger Federer will be amongst the elite at the World Tour Finals. The Swiss maestro qualified for next week’s season ending event in London with a straight sets victory over South African Kevin Anderson Wednesday night at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.
Of all his twelve seasons, 2013 marked the latest point in the tour’s calendar. Perhaps fans have been accustom to seeing the Swiss star book his place in July. Federer was sharp from beginning to nearly the very end, breaking Anderson three times and hitting seven aces to zero double faults. He was broken while serving for the match and had to save two break points on his second turn as well, but after 1 hour 22 minutes, Federer advanced to the third round, 6-4 6-4. He will face Philip Kohlschreiber, who defeated Tommy Haas 6-2 6-2.
Federer Defeats Anderson, Qualifies for 12th World Tour Finals
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ATP World Tour Video on Federer’s 12th World Tour Finals Appearance