Rafael Nadal has won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the second year ever after 2010. The Spaniard was forced to cut his season short and withdraw from the fall season with knee, abdominal and ankle injuries.
"It seemed to me that Sampras and Agassi had to be out of the picture before Federer gained the confidence to win".
"Lucky for me", he said.
'I feel like he's very quickly played a top 30 level, ' said Federer of what he saw from Murray this summer. "Five months ago, if you told me that, I would be - I always believe in myself, but it was highly improbable at that time considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court".
The 31-year-old faces John Isner, who is ranked tenth in the world.
Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas was named on Friday as the most improved player of 2018 by the ATP World Tour Awards. The Japanese has also had the better of Thiem the last time the two guys met, in the Vienna quarterfinal.
Anderson opens his account on Sunday against Thiem at London's O2 Arena in a rematch of their fourth-round clash at the 2018 US Open, which Thiem won in straight sets. I expect the match between Zverev and Cilic to be the eventual quarterfinal.
It will only get harder for Federer to reach the finish lines, but he, like Connors, is an exceptional talent with exceptional footwork and staying power, and, for the moment, they have a strikingly similar gap between their first and last tour titles.
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When Djokovic began the year outside the top 10 in the ATP rankings and battling the elbow injury that sidelined him for the second half of 2017, few imagined he would arrive for the season-ender in London back as leader of the pack. "I've learned that I need to be 100 per cent from the very first ball".
What was to follow this year has seen Nishikori dig deep through perseverance, not giving up his childhood dream of becoming a professional tennis player and pure determination to reach the top of the game again.
Klaasen was runner-up in 2016 American, as was Rajeev Ram.
"I don't think it matters really where I win my 100th as long as it's going to happen at one point", said the 37-year-old, who has not won the ATP Finals since 2011.
Completing the field is Japan's Kei Nishikori, who has an impressive comeback story of his own. But the Tour Finals will be their last shot at excellence before the season closes.
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