Season ending stage is set // ATP World Tour Finals

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With Djokovic and Nadal safely into the semi-finals and Richard Gasquet and David Ferrer all but out, the third round of games focussed in on the four players still vying for the last four playing spots of the ATP season. The maths was simple for Federer and Del Potro with the winner of that head to head joining Djokovic from that group. Group A however was less straight forward, Stanislav Wawrinka had to beat Ferrer and hope Berdych couldn’t beat Nadal for the first time since 2006, a staggering 16 games.

Wawrinka went about his end of the deal but it was not straight forward. Struggling with his first serve percentage in the opening set he threw away a 5-2 lead to eventually lose the set 6-7 in a tie-break. Ferrer who had openly admitted to playing too many games in recent weeks began to fade though and an improvement…

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