Geniuses never die, Roger Federer is eternal - Almagro

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Geniuses never die, Roger Federer is eternal - Almagro

Nicolas Almagro spoke about who is the favorite in the ATP Finals championship clash featuring Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Spaniard said: "I would take Thiem. He played solid matches and beat the two ultimate favorites.

Stefanos is having a brilliant tournament, he is probably the most consistent out of everyone. He played at a very high level throughout the match. It will be very balanced and it's difficult to predict a clear winner. I try to teach the values tennis gave me to my son (Nico) and bringing all that tennis gave me at the Manga Club where there were players like Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, Johanna Konta, Jamie Murray.

I was here for three years, I could not play but only being here means that I had a brilliant, amazing year. But I could not make it. What I achieved is to give my 100 per cent on a court, I gave it all and I do not regret anything during my 16-year career."

On Federer's eventual retirement, Almagro added: "It never comes, people have been talking about it for ten years. Geniuses never die and they last and I think Roger will be eternal. He dominated Novak and it means his body can keep up.

He had 12 breakpoints and he just converted one, that was the key. If he did it he would have reached the final." In an interview, as quoted by EFE, David Ferrer spoke about how it felt to attend the farewell ceremony organized by ATP involving former players.

The Spaniard said: "This kind of event is good, especially with the players who I coincided with for many years. It's important for everyone. I played six times here and I remembered it today with Tomas Berdych. We know it will not happen again."