Federer opens with straight-set win at ATP finals

Federer opens with straight-set win at ATP finals
November 6, 2012, 10:36 am
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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts to a game win against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia, during their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

(APWF)

LONDON (AP) Roger Federer opened his quest for a seventh season-ending title by beating Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-1 Tuesday at the ATP finals.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost only eight points on his serve while converting four of his nine break points.

In the other Group B match, David Ferrer was to face Juan Martin del Potro later Tuesday at the O2 Arena.

The season-ending tournament features the top eight players in the world. Fourth-ranked Rafael Nadal is missing because of injuries.