TENNIS FROM LONDON • RICKY’S PREVIEW FOR GROUP B • ROGER FEDERER, ANDERSON, THIEM, AND NISHIKORI

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By Ricky Dimon

 

Roger Federer has as many titles at the year-end championship as the rest of his round-robin competitors combined have match wins. That’s right; Federer has lifted the trophy on six occasions, while Kei Nishikori has won four matches and Dominic Thiem has won two (Kevin Anderson is making his Nitto ATP Finals debut).

 

Of course, that is not to say that the Swiss will be without competition during Group B action in London. Not only is he 37 years old, but Anderson, Thiem, and Nishikori are also in stellar form. Anderson finished runner-up to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon and has not looked back since, Thiem played a smarter schedule than usual and has enjoyed his best-ever fall swing, and Nishikori is 14-5 since the U.S. Open.

 

Let’s crunch the Group B numbers is advance of Sunday’s start of the year-end championship.

 

2018 statistics:

 

Roger Federer

Record: 46-8

Record since the U.S. Open: 10-2

Titles: 4 (1 slam)

 

Kevin Anderson

Record: 45-17

Record since the U.S. Open: 9-3

Titles: 2

 

Dominic Thiem

Record: 53-18

Record since the U.S. Open: 11-3

Titles: 3

 

Kei Nishikori

Record: 42-19

Record since the U.S. Open: 14-5

Titles: 0

 

Career records against group opponents:

 

Roger Federer

vs. Kevin Anderson: 4-1

vs. Dominic Thiem: 1-2

vs. Kei Nishikori: 7-2

Combined: 12-5

 

Kevin Anderson

vs. Roger Federer: 1-4

vs. Dominic Thiem: 6-2

vs. Kei Nishikori: 3-5

Combined: 10-11

 

Dominic Thiem

vs. Roger Federer: 2-1

vs. Kevin Anderson: 2-6

vs. Kei Nishikori: 1-3

Combined: 5-10

 

Kei Nishikori

vs. Roger Federer: 2-7

vs. Kevin Anderson: 5-3

vs. Dominic Thiem: 3-1

Combined: 10-11

 

Career records at the Nitto ATP Finals:

 

Roger Federer: 55-13 (6 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Kevin Anderson: 0-0

Dominic Thiem: 2-4

Kei Nishikori: 4-7

 

Ricky contributes to 10sballs.com and also maintains his own tennis website, The Grandstand. You can follow him on twitter at @TennGrand.

 

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