Federer blows Jack's socks off in ATP Finals opener

Federer blows Jack's socks off in ATP Finals opener

Federer blows Jack's socks off in ATP Finals opener

Zverev will move on to a meeting with Roger Federer on Tuesday, a player he beat to win the Montreal Masters earlier in the year.

Those who had seen him up close in the corridors of the O2 were more concerned, however.

"Shortly afterwards Rafael Nadal was presented with the award for the year-end number one ranking - with the Spaniard scheduled to open his campaign for the only big prize to elude him on Monday against Belgium's David Goffin". He was incredibly successful throughout.

"I don't see that much wrong with our Tour right now that it needs that much fixing, especially the shorter sets".

But Federer saw the amusing side later: "It was a big distraction, I'll tell you that, because [Sock's posterior] was very big".

Last year's world No. 1, Andy Murray, who is nursing a hip problem, was also practising at the O2 Arena this weekend; he was moving better, too, than he had in Glasgow last week for his exhibition match with Federer.

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"But things evaporated very quickly after he (Nadal) won the US Open".

Sock started the year well winning Auckland and Delray Beach in the first two months of the season and going deep at Indian Wells and Miami but he went on a five-match losing streak between August and October and his challenge faded. That's when he made his final push. "I'm happy that I won".

Defeat in the first match at the Round Robin stage need not be decisive for Sock, but the tournament debutant will have to do well in tough-looking matches against Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic; it is hard to imagine the Boris Becker group's advancing pair being anything other than Federer plus one.

For Zverev, he is the youngest of the group and at 20-years-old, is the youngest to qualify for the ATP Finals since Juan Martin del Potro in 2008.

"It would be great to finish the year playing against him again and to give me another chance", said Nadal, who lost against Federer in the finals of the Australian Open, the Miami Open and the Shanghai Masters, as well as in the fourth round at Indian Wells. "I'm working every day, practising well and just trying to be ready for the action".

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