Roger Federer is playing some of the best tennis of his entire career at the age of 36. What is even more remarkable is the way he destroyed world #1 Rafael Nadal in the Shanghai Masters final. The Swiss great has always performed impeccably at this stage of the season, so could he finish the year as the world’s best?

The Numbers

The demolition job that was the Shanghai final has certainly kept Federer’s hopes alive of ending a season as #1 for the sixth time in his career. The gap between Nadal and Federer in the 2017 rankings is 1,960 points – which is definitely possible to catch, given the tennis that Federer has played all year.

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http://lastwordontennis.com/2017/10/16/can-roger-federer-end-2017-as-the-world-1/