Roger Federer reached the ATP Finals in London through his first round match win over Sumit Nagal on Monday in the US Open. The Swiss player will make his 17th appearance in the year-end event where he won six titles and reached four finals.
"I really look forward to returning to London to play at The O2. It is always one of the main goals to qualify for the year-end event. I love competing there among the other top players", said the Basel native. Speaking to Express, the former world No.
4 Greg Rusedski spoke about the US Open favorites: "I think [Nadal] is the one that can get through that part of the draw and be in the final. He had a great Montreal tournament. Novak against Rafa are my two favourites for this one.
And Roger, but I think Rafa and Novak above everybody else. Once again the conditions mean so much. It can be windy, hot and how they will be able to deal with all of it. The US Open is a tricky one because there are so many things to take into consideration.
Also it's the last Slam of the year so and in the eighth month of the season." Rafa plays the most demanding game so he will definitely be the one most affected by that. But at the same time he is also the strongest one.
There are so many things en route to the final that can affect him and that's why he should take it one game at a time. We'll see what happens."