Federer exit ATP finals after Goffin defeat

World number 2, Roger Federer couldn’t make it to the final of the ongoing ATP finals after crashing out in the semifinal to David Goffin on Saturday.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion started off well having won the first set, but he did lose charge as Goffin came from a set down to win 2-6 6-3 6-4, his first victory in seven attempts against Federer.

Federer will be absent in Sunday’s final, but will hold his head up high having had a remarkable year winning two major titles with 52 match victories losing only five.

Read Also: Federer hopes Nadal can replace Murray as world No. 1

26-year-old Goffin reached the biggest final of his career and will face either Grigor Dimitrov or Jack Sock, who will battle each other in the second semi-final later on Saturday.

“I’m so happy to play the match I played. It was such a special moment,” said Goffin.

“Honestly, I don’t know [what worked]. It was just the feeling of the day. I was a little bit nervous when I started the match but I started to feel the ball really well. The serve was there right to the end. It was my day.”

The ATP finals ends on Sunday.


RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears

Click here to join the Ripples Nigeria WhatsApp group for latest updates.

Join the conversation


About the author

Ben Ugbana

/* ]]> */