Roger Federer's longtime coach Severin Luthi believes that the Swiss player has all the weapons to defeat Novak Djokovic in an eventual semifinal or final match at the ATP Finals in London.
Commenting in an interview to Le Matin on Federer's resurgence, Luthi said: 'At the beginning I thought Djokovic could not beat Nadal. The. He changed. Of course, Djokovic is the world number one, he played in an excellent way since summer.
At the moment, beating him is difficult for anyone. He is strong, complete and very good in defence. But he has nothing out of ordinary that makes him unbeatable for Roger. If Roger plays very well, he can beat him.' Analyzing his straight-set loss to Kei Nishikori on Sunday at the ATP Finals in London, Federer said: ''Very disappointed by my game today, had a plan on how to return, but just couldn‘t put it into place, conditions are slower than last 3 times I played, need to go home now and forget this match, it‘s already in the past, I must look ahead.' Luthi also made a comparison between previous season and current season: 'In 2017 he had ended very tiredly.
And it's true that he seemed to have left the Basel-Paris run fresher. That's not logical because getting matches should make him tired. But in Bercy, his level increased and so did his confidence. Is it the explanation? Maybe.
I also think that the most efficient solution for Roger is to play matches.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title