Anderson defeated Nishikori in the Final tournament ATP

Roger Federer snaps a selfie while Novak Djokovic poses in a London Underground carriage containing eight of the worldl's top 10 tennis players

LONDON-Kevin Anderson handed Japan's Kei Nishikori a humiliating 6-0, 6-1 thrashing at the ATP Finals as the South African moved to the brink of a semi-final berth on Tuesday. He wasn't getting too many free points.

With no pace or energy in his shots, Nishikori netted an easy forehand in the fourth game to lose serve again and he squandered three game points in game six to suffer the third straight break after a return victor from Anderson who was 6-0 up after just 31 minutes.

The Japanese world number nine looked poised to end the season on a high after taking the scalp of six-time victor Federer in their opening round-robin match at London's 02 Arena.

"It's amongst the best I've played".

Anderson served down 10 aces during his victory, winning the first 11 games before Nishikori got on the scoreboard.

"I just went into the match and wanted to show my real self again, basically, because two days ago (against Federer) was really bad", said the French Open runner-up.

"I think for the rest of the group and all of us I think it's about really believing that we can beat him". Today was a awful match. I just see somebody across the net who's feeling it right now.

The result means Federer is now in danger of failing to qualify for the semi-finals for just the second time in 16 appearances at the event."I felt we both struggled, you know, throughout the first set", he said. "Something was wrong. I've got to fix it tomorrow and try to be positive for the next one". The Swiss superstar has an impressive history at the end of year event.

Thiem, who lost his opener to Anderson, saved a break point in the first game but Federer kept him under constant pressure and broke at 1-1 when the 25-year-old sent a forehand long. Novak Djokovic asks Roger Federer question at ATP Finals Novak Djokovic defends youngsters after Federer and Anderson humblings However, even if the 20-time Grand Slam victor does record a comfortable victory, progression would then go down to the percentage of games won between those also tied on two wins.

But Nishikori seemed to have nothing left after that effort.

After suggesting that the whole debate has been taken out of context, Federer told reporters there is no obvious pattern in the way the timing of his matches is arranged.

The ATP Finals is contested by the eight players who have accumulated the most ranking points over the season separated into two groups, with the best four players reaching the knockout semi-finals stage.

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