Following his Quarterfinals defeat against Milos Raonic as well as Novak Djokovic`s triumph at the Paris Masters 1000, Roger Federer`s chances of ending the year as World Number 1 have dramatically dropped. Chasing Djokovic by only 490 points, Federer had his destiny in his own hands and, had he done better than Novak in Paris and London, he would have been crowned as the Year-End No.1 for the 6th time in his glorious career.
Unfortunately for Roger though, Djokovic has now a 1,310 points advantage, meaning that he only needs to win 3 matches, in London, to secure the No.1 spot, no matter if Federer wins the tournament without losing a match.
But there is a possibly even worse scenario for Roger! Unlike Djokovic, Federer has one more event to compete in, which could guarantee him additional and crucial points: the Davis Cup Final.