Tennis legend Roger Federer got off to a winning start at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London on Sunday as he saw off Jack Sock in straight sets.
Federer, 36, defeated his American opponent 6-4 7-6 (6-4) in his quest for a seventh ATP Finals title.
Speaking after the match, the 19-time Grand Slam winner confirmed his struggles despite the victory. In his words, Federer said:
“It’s always a struggle in the first match of any tournament.”
“I got off to a great start, my big hope was I was going to be able to play a bit more freely after that.
“The second set was tight, I missed some opportunities, the breaker could have gone either way and in the end he helped me with some double faults and some mistakes.” he concluded.
World number one Rafael Nadal won’t be in action until Monday when he will face David Goffin of Belgium however he was presented with the award for the year-end number one ranking shortly after Federer’s win.