Don't tinker too much, say Federer, Nadal

Roger Federer Andre Agassi

Rafael Nadal said on November 10, 2017, he "hopes" to be ready for his opening match at the ATP Finals but admitted he has not been training at 100 per cent after an injury scare. Federer has won seven titles this year, including the Australian Open and a record eighth Wimbledon title to overtake Pete Sampras' seven championship wins at SW19.

Nadal comes into Sunday's Nitto ATP Finals with a bad knee and a score to settle with his oldest rival Roger Federer, who has beaten him in all four of their meetings this year.

Federer, the 19-time men's singles Grand Slam champion, had made fitness his main priority for 2017 and stuck to a limited schedule.

Heading into the final tournament of the year - the ATP Finals - the duo are considered the favourites to add one more title to their collection. He was incredibly successful throughout.

"It was a big distraction, I'll tell you that", Federer joked about Sock's backside, "because it was very big".

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"I don't see that much wrong with our Tour right now that it needs that much fixing, especially the shorter sets. There are positives and negatives to it but I don't want to see anything change on the Tour that much to be honest".

In his mid-30s there were those who wondered whether he could come back from such a big injury but he certainly did return in style, also lifting two Grand Slams.

"I don't have to make a decision [yet]", he said. But I thought he was actually pretty good.

Eight-time Grand slam victor and American legend Andre Agassi believes that Roger Federer is the favourite to win the ATP World Tour Finals as Rafael Nadal does not do well late in the year because of "wear and tear". You can work on stuff, whereas if every point counts so much. there's no room for anything any more. "In some ways I'm happy he clinched it because he deserves it". Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin also qualified, though Goffin played in the tournament previous year as an alternate after Gael Monfils withdrew.

Federer, whose win was his 50th of the season, said he was pleased with his form, having last played competitively in his Swiss Indoors Basel final win over Juan Martin del Potro in late October. There's no more turning back.

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