Roger Federer beat Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2 to signal his intentions at the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday night in London. Despite having a shaky start, Federer capitalised the most when Berdych seemed tired in the latter stages of the tie. The Czech gave away a 2-0 lead he earned at the start of the match by committing too many errors.
Federer did not have to up his game to win this one as it was all given on a plate by his opponent. The 17-time Major winner will be looking to build up from this victory and do away with errors in his next match. As for Berych the loss means he continues his trend of losing all of his last six opening ATP World Tour Finals matches.
The two players will take to the court again on Tuesday. Federer will play Novak Djokovic while Berdych will face Kei Nishikori, with the loser almost certain to be eliminated. The latter will be a battle between two men who lost their opening games while the former will be a clash of the winners, with top spot in the group likely up for grabs.