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Federer falls to Goffin for first time

Belgium's David Goffin (L) shakes hands after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer (R) during their men's singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 18, 2017. David Goffin won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

(TSX / STATS) -- David Goffin of Belgium rallied from a set down to beat Roger Federer of Switzerland for the first time and claim an impressive 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory on Saturday in the semifinals of the ATP Finals in London.

The 26-year-old Goffin will meet Grigor Dimitrov in the final on Sunday after the Bulgarian defeated Jack Sock, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, in the other semifinal match.

"I have no words. I cannot describe how I'm feeling," an emotional Goffin said in his on-court interview after stunning the second-seeded Federer. "So much joy, so much happiness. I'm so happy to play the match I played, it was such a special moment."


2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 10,645
2 R. Federer 9,005
3 A. Zverev 4,410
4 D. Thiem 3,815
5 M. Cilic 3,805
6 G. Dimitrov 3,650
7 S. Wawrinka 3,150
8 D. Goffin 2,975
9 J. Sock 2,765
10 P. Carreno Busta 2,615
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2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Halep 6,175
2 G. Muguruza 6,135
3 C. Wozniacki 6,015
4 K. Pliskova 5,730
5 V. Williams 5,597
6 E. Svitolina 5,500
7 J. Ostapenko 5,010
8 C. Garcia 4,420
9 J. Konta 3,610
10 C. Vandeweghe 3,258
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