Japan's Kei Nishikori defeated Roger Federer 7-6 (6-4) 6-3 on Sunday in London while South African Kevin Anderson took revenge on Denmark's Dominique Teim, defeating 6-3, 7-6 (12- 10) in the last Masters Tournament, with the participation of the eight best players of this season.
Federer, who won the title six times (most recently in 2011), made a lot of mistakes during the game, which Japan used to beat him with two clean sets in the Leighton Hewitt (former Australian star) group.
Watch this embarrassing snapshot of Federer:
Federer reached the semifinals of the Paris tournament last week and gave a high performance against Novak Djokovic before losing to him with great difficulty but he was not at his level against Nishikuri to avenge Federer's defeat in the quarterfinals of the tournament Paris last week and a week earlier in the same round Shanghai
Federer threatened not to reach the semifinals for the second time in his history.
The draw continued among the players of the first group, leaving a pause in which the Japanese advanced 6-1 before deciding the 7-4.
At the beginning of the second set, Federer managed to break his opponent in the first half, but the Japanese responded to the salute in the next half and then in the sixth semester to decide the game for him.