Uncle Toni: Federer the big threat

Andre Agassi thinks Roger Federer's retirement can't be predicted

On Tuesday, a tennis legend was part of that scene.

The Spaniard had earlier, pulled out of the Paris Masters before his quarter-final match citing a knee injury, sparking fears over his appearance in London.

The only thing splitting them is Nadal's lead in the rankings, but Federer was officially voted the comeback player of the year on Friday.

Increasing the use of a 25-second shot clock - also experimented with at the US Open and the Next Gen Finals on a trial basis - would not require a rule change, but rather a modification of how current rules are policed, and can be used at the discretion of events. If ever there was a time, Sunday looks as if it could be that moment.

'We're working towards winning the biggest tournaments in the world.

He's the top seed in the Pete Sampras Group with round-robin matches against David Goffin, Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem.

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Andre, 2017 has been all about Roger and Rafa. Maybe we are not completely aligned around the table.

Nadal actually didn't receive any of the official accolades, with 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov named Most Improved Player of the Year. "I'm going to play - that's what my feeling is today", the Guardian quoted Nadal, as saying.

Goffin has enjoyed the best season of his career, including back-to-back Tour titles in October in Shenzhen and Tokyo. "I am here to try my best".

Federer was honoured at the ATP Finals.

"I'm sure Andy is going to have a lot of years left, so he shouldn't hurry, but as a professional athlete you always want to come back as quick as possible". Stan Wawrinka achieved the same result on his debut in 2013.

How well do you know your game? Depleted? Opportunities for new faces? The Swiss won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in addition to titles in Indian Wells, Miami, Halle, Shanghai, and Basel. Obviously, watching what Alexander Zverev has done this year, he's been pretty spectacular.

Rafael Nadal's right knee has naturally dominated the discussion heading into the Finals but he's been looking decent in practice so far in London and the team's spirits appear to be high.

"It is clear [Federer] is the favourite", Uncle Toni admitted. It's a great arena.

Sock's path to the top of the game came much differently from that of the other players in the field. The French Tennis Federation told ESPN that it and the Australian Open are also looking to experiment. We don't normally get to see that. He has been coaching the 31-year-old since his childhood days and been present for all his triumphs and losses so far. The world No. 9 was a dreadful 13-16 in his last 29 matches prior to arriving in Paris. That'll be a great experience for him.



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