One word to describe Roger Federer‘s performance against Milos Raonic in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2014 – simply sublime.The World No. 2 who went down the Canadian Raonic in the Paris Masters took a sweet revenge at the O2 Arena Court in London. The powerful backhand has been Federer’s weapon in his decorated career over the years but it was 33-year-old Federer’s killer forehand that was adjudged as the hot shot from his match.
In the opening match of the round robin of Group B, Roger Federer got off to a brilliant start against Raonic as he broke the young man to take a 2-0 lead. While consolidating his service in the third game, Federer led 40-15 before he started moving Raonic around the court. He nailed Raonic with his menacing forehand winner to seal the game point and take a 3-0 lead. He went on to take the opening set 6-1 in mere 25 minutes. Raonic tried hard to stage a comeback and fought tooth and nail but fell short against the vastly experienced Federer in the tie-breakers to lose the match in straight sets 6-1, 7-6.
Federer has made his intentions clear and these shots rightly prove his ambitions of taking the year-ending championships title and world no. 1 rankings. For now watch the red-hot Roger Federer and his swinging forehand.