Sunday 27 November 2011. That was the last time that Roger Federer finished the season-ending ATP Finals tournament with the winner’s trophy in his hands.
Defeat against eventual champion Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals means that his wait for a seventh title goes on.
Back in 2011, Federer opened and finished his account in London with victories over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while his most eye-catching match was a punishing 6-3 6-0 win over Rafael Nadal in the group stage
That victory completed a hugely impressive run for the 20-time Grand Slam champion at the ATP Finals. In his early years of qualifying, from 2002 until that last win in 2011, he came away with six titles in nine years and added a runners-up finish to boot.
Since then it’s been a tournament of frustration for the legendary Swiss.
Two semi-final exits (2013 and 2017) and three runners-up slots (2012, 2014 and 2015) is a run that many wouldn’t turn their noses up at. but he keeps going strong