- Last Updated: 2:27 AM, November 12, 2012
- Posted: 12:31 AM, November 12, 2012
LONDON — Roger Federer remains on course for a seventh ATP Tour Finals title after the defending champion defeated third seed Andy Murray 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 yesterday to set up a final showdown with Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic, the top-ranked Serb, was broken late in the first set and again early in the second, but he then found his stroke and quickly rebounded to beat Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
“Well, I had a little, let’s say, crisis in today’s match from 4-all, first set to 2-all in the second, where I didn’t feel so good on the court, struggling to find my momentum and my rhythm,” Djokovic said. “So you try to be positive and push myself to fight for every point and believe I can come back. That was the case.”
Federer produced another of the supremely dominant displays he seems to reserve for this tournament as he cruised past Murray in one hour and 33 minutes. The Swiss great is now one win away from completing a hat trick of titles at the prestigious season-ending event.
Murray pushed him hard in the first set, but once Federer got into his stride the result was inevitable as the 31-year-old emulated his Wimbledon triumph over the Scot and in the process gained a measure of revenge for losing their Olympic final clash.Follow @NYPostsports