Masters 1000 Paris-Bercy 2015: Roger Federer to eighth, eliminated Lopez and Bautista
Roger Federer (3) joined the party knockout in the Parisian Masters penultimate tournament of the 2015 season as they had done the Serbian Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer Alicante and Andy Murray. The Swiss finished quickly with Italian Andreas Seppi.
The bad news was the fall of two more members of the Navy, the Toledo Feliciano Lopez who lost to Serbian Viktor Troicki Castellon and Roberto Bautista Agut against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. They also won the South African Kevin Anderson and Czech Tomas Berdych.
Federer coming from campeonar in Basel, he extended his winning streak by beating Seppi, who beat rival once – this year’s Australia Open – but with harvesting – including this tournament – thirteen victories. This was perhaps the strongest. With an attacking tennis that of Basel devastate 6-1 6-1 in just 47 minutes, the fastest game of the tournament so far. The next opponent will be American bomber John Isner.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finished off Roberto Bautista Agut in 62 minutes 6-2 with four double ‘breaks’ and saving three break balls he faced. His key was the service with which he yielded few points. It will be the home against Tomas Berdych who himself had to suffer to beat another Frenchman, Edouard Roger Vasselin 6-3 4-6 7-5 after two hours 15 minutes.
He stayed on the road also lefty Feliciano Lopez being overtaken by second time this year by Viktor Troicki (formerly in Rome) and again in three sets of a match riddled with breakpoints (35 in total) 6-7 (7) 7-5 6-4 in two hours 47 minutes, which would be the longest match of the week so far. Troicki look into quarters when measured with Stan Wawrinka.
Finally Kevin Anderson walked along the ledge to the young Dominic Thiem who served for the match but was full of nerves and control the match changed. The Austrian had been fine with the serve and with excellent and varied groundstrokes came to stand 7-6 (3) 5-3. Until then I had not faced break points, but failed when closing the job. It gave life to the South African who did not throw it. The Johannesburg turned around sleeve winning 7-6 (4) and then the decisive 7-6 (5) in 2 hours 44 minutes. He scored a total of 30 aces and be Rafa Nadal’s opponent who lost both times he played.