At the ATP World Tour Finals, the prize fund of which is $8 million, the first semifinalists have become known. The titled Swiss Roger Federer has already booked his spot as the winner of Group Boris Becker. On Thursday, the 25-year-old American Jack Sock, who beat German representative Alexander Zverev, joined in with him. Thus, the U.S. for the first time in 10 years will be represented in the play-off of the prestigious tournament.
As to Federer the match with the Croatian Marin Cilic did not mean anything for him, but the Swiss won with a score of 6:7 (5: 7), 6:4, 6:1. Much more interesting the following events are seen: in case of Federer’s victory in the tournament, the gap between him and the world number one Rafael Nadal would be reduced to 140 points. And this is really an intrigue: now Federer is 36 years old, at this age the title of world’s number 1 has not been reached yet by anyone!
As for the second semi-finalist from this group, the match between Sock and Zverev lasted 1 hour and 54 minutes and ended with a difficult victory of American – 6:3, 1:6, 6:4.
Now, on Saturday, in the semifinals, Sock will face the winner of Group Pete Sampras – Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. Dimitrov is favored to win at 1.57, Sock – at 2.37.
The contender of Federer for the semifinals will be determined today in a match between Austrian Dominic Thiem and Belgian David Goffin, claiming second place in Group Pete Sampras. There is value in 1.80 for Thiem win and 2.0 for Goffin.
For today, Federer is favored to win ATP World Tour Finals at 1.36, Dimitrov – at 5.00.