David Goffin stuns Roger Federer in semi-final — ATP Finals

David Goffin stuns Roger Federer in semi-final — ATP Finals

David Goffin stuns Roger Federer in semi-final — ATP Finals

"I think clearly I played a great match today", Dimitrov said.

Goffin, the seventh seed, completed the line-up for the last four with an impressive 6-4 6-1 win against the fourth seed at the 02 Arena.

"I started to feel the ball better at the end of the first set, so I wanted to be more aggressive". I just have to go for every match, every moment of the court, enjoy that moment because, yeah, it's the biggest final of my career, here and in Davis Cup. According to Forbes.com, the victory took Federer's career earnings to $110 235 682, surpassing Woods' tally of $110 061 012.

Nearly nothing could separate the rivals in serving department, although Roger created 11 break points against 3 for David (they both scored 2 breaks), and Goffin won just 4 points more than Federer. But to no avail; Cilic won the tiebreak and claimed the first set 7-6 (5) and it looked like Federer was in trouble.

Sock had an 80% record on service games won coming into this match and he attacked this game with no less muster and sealed the first set 6-4.

"I'm feeling okay. It was not the problem today". It paid off. I started to serve well. "I mean, to be here, my first appearance, to make the semis, getting through a pretty tough group, that's a big confidence booster for me.

David Goffin of Belgium plays a return to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their ATP World Tour Finals final singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London Sunday Nov. 19 2017

This took a lot out of me", Dimitrov, the first debutant to reach the semi-finals after going unbeaten in round robin play since Andy Murray in 2008, said on court.

The Belgian needed just an hour and 11 minutes to complete a 6-4 6-1 victory and book a Saturday showdown with Federer, who he has never beaten in six meetings.

"Of course, the US Open was very painful".

The match was typical of Goffin's inconsistent week on his full debut at the tournament, after he played one match as an alternate a year ago. "I'm hoping that it's going to be a tough match, and I'm trying everything to go through to the semis", he added. It was nice to be able to show maybe that quality of mine, that I can dig out these matches, these points time and time again, stay mentally tough.

Busta, ranked 10th in the world, is taking the place of Nadal, who withdrew from the season finale on Monday due to an injured right knee.

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