David Goffin shocks Roger Federer in London

David Goffin of Belgium left shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after Goffin won their ATP Finals semifinal match on Saturday

But I'm going to try something, something different, something that I've never done in the past.

The games were tight in the third set with cracking forehands kissing the tramlines and cutting cross-court angles.

By now, Sock had won more games than Dimitrov had relinquished in his previous two games combined. But still, the tables were turning and Zverev started to narrow the gap and it wasn't long before Sock's three game lead had disappeared to nothing and the pair were fighting it off at 4-4, 1 set all.

'That was a roller-coaster match for sure, ' said Sock. It could be the expectations for him, as well.

The Swiss was made to work in his third match last night - a dead rubber against Marin Cilic - and was not at his best, eventually triumphing 6-7, 6-4, 6-1.

Grigor Dimitrov and Jack Sock meet in the other semifinal.




Goffin, who beat an injured Rafael Nadal in the opening match but lost to Thiem in the second, needed only 72 minutes to win 6-4, 6-1, setting up a showdown with six-time champion Roger Federer on Saturday for a place in the title match.

The World No.2 looked too uncharacteristically agitated on court to suggest he was competing for a flawless Round Robin performance, but it seems the heightened expectations were taking their toll.

"I started to feel the ball better at the end of the first set, so I wanted to be more aggressive. I'm just so humbled to be able to play the final tomorrow". "I had to remind myself I'm through regardless but of course I want to do well and keep the momentum going". "Then the semifinal for the first time for me here, and to beat Roger for the first time here in such a big event, big tournament, it was the ideal moment". And again 'come on Roger!' on set point to Cilic. "I won the most important points, especially in the first set".

By now, Roger looked to have relaxed into the game and closed in on a quick deciding set in just 26 minutes.

And a frustrating match for the world number four came to a fitting end as Goffin wrapped things up by giving a poor second serve the appropriate treatment with a return to which Thiem could not respond to clinch second spot in Group Pete Sampras.

Goffin struggled to impress his game against Federer, who was aiming for a seventh year-end title, in the early stages - losing his serve twice.

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