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ATP World Tour Finals 2012 Results: Roger Federer Proves Ready to Take Title

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06:  Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a backhand during the men's singles match against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 6, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent INovember 6, 2012

How good was Roger Federer on Tuesday at the ATP World Tour Finals?

Here was Federer's response, via Fox's Richard Evans, of a pressing question asked at his post-match presser.  

I can't cook. There's many things I can't do that I wish I could do. I can't skate. I would love to do that.

 

Yes, Fed was so amazing, he was asked if there was anything he wasn't good at. 

A fair question, given Federer has rarely looked better than he did while destroying Janko Tipsarevic on Tuesday at the ATP World Tour Finals. And that is saying something, considering he is the greatest player to ever pick up a racket. 

With that performance, he put Novak Djokovic and the rest of this small but elite field on notice. 

Federer shredded Tipsarevic and he needed just 16 games to win 6-3, 6-1. 

This match was never really in doubt. Federer broke Tipsarevic to go up 2-0 in the first set and he never looked back. 

Federer was on with his ground strokes and his forehand was nearly unhittable. He was placing his return where he needed and punishing Tipsarevic on his second serve.

Still, what really caught my attention was the way Federer was serving. This is a huge key to Federer's success, and when he has struggled (relative struggles, mind you) in recent years, his serve has let him down. 

For the most part, Federer has been solid with his serve this year, and it has been a big reason for his resurgence. Well, that serve was grooved! He lost only eight service points on the day. 

Federer is rolling and ready to take this title. He is also fresh as he took off the Paris even leading up to this one. 

And if he keeps serving like he did on Tuesday, there is no way he will be stopped. 

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