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The stunning image that will leave Federer fans DIZZY — Roger Federer

The stunning image that will leave Federer fans DIZZY — Roger Federer

Only five players had ever defeated both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the same tournament.

The Belgian rallied in the semifinals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career and stun the favorite 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

In the other last four clash Bulgaria's Dimirov, who clinched the top spot in the Pete Sampras Group, plays American Jack Sock, who beat Alexander Zverev in a late-night feature on Thursday.

He lost seven of 10 ATP matches after losing from match point up at the US Open to Juan Martin del Potro but denied his poor end to the year was down to fatigue.

The Swiss raced to a 5-1 lead and claimed the opening set in 33 minutes, perhaps implying this was going to be a routine win for the No. 2 seed. But Goffin got the break he needed in the second, and served out the set at love to draw level. "It was the first time against Rafa".

Goffin dug deep to stave off Federer in the next game, saving a break point to consolidate the break for 3-1.

The 26-year-old stood his ground and maintained his advantage, rarely getting troubled on his own serve and pressuring Federer with some great returns. Then of course starting well helped. I wish I could have done that a little bit more today.

"If he's aggressive and he hits the ball really hard with his forehand, he's dangerous".

The stunning image that will leave Federer fans DIZZY — Roger Federer
The stunning image that will leave Federer fans DIZZY — Roger Federer

"Honestly, I don't know [what worked]". I served an ace. It's this surface, along with the grass.

No matter what Federer tried, Goffin had an answer. "So considering how last year went, this year was perfect".

"He played better. That was a good plan", Federer replied sarcastically.

"I just think he raised his game", Federer said. It paid off. I started to serve well. That's more than a factor.

Federer reported a clean bill of health, saying he had no problem with the knee injury that cut short his 2016 campaign and that he had recovered from a back problem that flared up in Montreal earlier in the season.

"I've never found a key to beat Roger", Goffin said. "It's a different match", Goffin said.

"No, look, I'm very happy for him". He's also a great guy. "I can't wait to play there again". That experience might help him though this time around when he comes out for the final following his big success over Federer. "But I will try something different for sure". It was man and boy, as they say. There will be a lot of emotion. "It is a final", said Goffin. It's unbelievable. I cannot describe it. A final is a final. You have to go for it, to go for the trophy.

Central venció 1-0 a Talleres en Córdoba
Central, que se quedó con diez hombres a los 36m. por la expulsión de Agustín Coscia, al aplicarle un codazo a Juan Komar, sumó siete unidades y se convirtió en el último equipo en ganar en la Superliga .