Youth and strength Alexander Zverev, 21-year-old combined with the virtuoso of a Swiss veteran Roger Federer16 years older, and Germany ended up winning by 7-5 and 7-6 (5) to achieve for the first time the Champions finals in London.
Federer will not be able to finish the season by winning title number 100 of his career, Must wait until 2019, to achieve this milestone.
In almost all the changes of the field, Hamburg gave a step to Roger, a sample of his respect and admiration. The same dedication that showed the audience of O2 Arena and Federer gave them what they were looking for, virtuosity in the network, with volleys and salvos.
The Hamburg player was able to bear all this resigned, associated with his servants in response. It was in the twelfth game when Federer took advantage of the first break opportunity (0-40)that "Sascha" used the opportunity to end his opposition.
The loss of this set encouraged Federer, who did not want to reach the third without strength and a Swiss rush appeared. He made a break in the third game, and the audience burst with joy. Soon, joy lasted because then, Basilea lost it without much opposition from his side (15-40) and Zverev took command again to take Federer's place.
Tiebreaker came and Federer made the decision to attack. They both maintained the service, but at the seventh point Zverev asked for a repetition because the ball has escaped from the ball.
This annoyed Federerand then the audience accused him of whistles on the German. But it was a real volleyball game The Swiss crashed on the tape (6-4), which led to his defeat, culmination later, when "Sascha" makes a two-handed salvo from back to hand unattainable for Roger.
I'm a bit depressed about how it all ended, I did not want it to end, but I hope there will be a lot more good matches here, "Zverev said on the pitch. I've already apologized to Roger on the net, he said he's okay with him, and he's on the rules, "said the German. I am sorry that this happened, I did not want to disturb anyone. "
Novak Djokovic will be the opponent of the German in the final"I played against Novak a few days ago and it did not go so well," he remarked. "I do not expect to lose, but maybe there is a slight advantage over the opponent, but this is the final and I'm happy to be here," he said about the last match.
Therefore, "Nole" said he has about it "psychic advantage"for winning Zvereva in the first phase.
Djokovic admitted that there are "motivations" that he did not want to reveal and which are the reason for his impressive second part of the year. "You must try to find ways to motivate yourself to commit and do things day after day, which is sometimes a great mental and physical challenge," he said.
At the end of the day, everything comes down to whether the mind serves you or serves the mind. I'm trying to take control of this and my destiny, how it works. Sometimes they seem quite simple or routine from the court, but they are very different in person. You must earn everything. Nobody gives anything for free, "he continued.