It will be a re-match of the Wimbledon final (today at 6.00 pm, London time) and another act of the classic rivalry between super coaches Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker, who played their only final against each other at the Masters in New York 25 years ago.
After the Serb had dominated Nishikori in the afternoon semifinal, losing his first set of the tournament mainly due to a drop of concentration, Federer managed to escape defeat in the all Swiss semifinal against Wawrinka, saving four match points in what has been by far the most thrilling and technically enjoyable match of the event.
In the video below, you can relive the four match points saved by the world number two and the one that gave him the chance to play his ninth final (chasing his seventh title) at the year-end Championship. With Stefan Edberg's final standing ovation. (mc)
- Stefan Edberg & Tony Pickard Mr Class and his teacher
- "Federer should skip the claycourt season," says former coach Edberg
- "Federer is exceptional, but tennis needs a new name too"
- "I am a happy person"
- Federer criticizes young players: "I wish they volleyed more"
- The Swede and the Swiss
- Top Ex-Players as Coaches Appear to Pay Off
- Roger has never played this well, Wilander says
- Federer's bad luck reminds of Edberg's 1996 DC final
- Edberg: "Federer has got more Major titles in him"
- Edberg: Federer 'the best I've seen all year by far'
- Maestro Edberg «Now Federer is perfect. Even at the net»
- Unique pictures of Team Fedberg practicing in London
- The night of the Federer Awards
- "Stefan has paved the way for me"