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Federer to continue brilliant form with comfortable Tsonga win

| 19.11.2011

Rumours of former World No.1 Roger Federer’s demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated.

Following a disappointing year that saw him slip to fourth in the world rankings, Federer has bounced back in recent weeks and has once again started to look like the player he was a few years ago.

He won the Swiss indoor event in Basel earlier this month and then went on to defeat Sunday’s opponent, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in the final of the Paris Masters last weekend.

There may only be two places separating Tsonga and Federer in the world rankings, but the gulf in class between the two players is looking as wide as it ever has.

Federer has won the ATP World Tour Finals on five separate occasions and is defending champion.

A victory this year would see him become the most successful player in the history of the event, surpassing Pete Samprass and Ivan Lendl who both have five wins to their names.

Federer is massive favouirte at 2/9 to defeat the Frenchman again.

He has won his previous two encounters with Tsonga and has lost just two of his seven games against the World No.6 on hard courts.

Backing Federer to start his campaign with a victory looks like the only option in terms of match betting, but better odds can be found in having a punt on Federer to win 2-0 at 8/13.

That looks well worth a backing – especially after his dominant performance the last time they met.



Richard Anderson