ATP World Tour Finals: Roger Federer in the Groove, Kei Nishikori Downs Andy Murray

At 33, Roger Federer has been in age-defying form this year and he arrived as the oldest player to qualify for the year-end tournament at London in his record 13th consecutive appearance. Federer beat Raonic 6-1, 7-6 on Monday in his opening match.

Updated: November 10, 2014 09:33 IST
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Roger Federer acknowledges the crowd after winning his opening 2014 ATP World Tour Finals match vs Milos Raonic of Canada.


London: Roger Federer was back in the groove at the ATP World Tour Finals as the six-time champion defeated Milos Raonic 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), while Japan's Kei Nishikori made a dream debut with a surprise 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andy Murray on Sunday.

Federer last won the prestigious season-ending event at London's O2 Arena in 2011 and the world number two looks in the mood to add another title to his collection on the evidence of a powerful performance, featuring 24 winners, that avenged his loss to Raonic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals last month.

Raonic, 23, is making his Tour Finals debut as the first player born in the 1990s to compete in the event after a breakthrough year that included a run to the Wimbledon semi-finals.

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