The Paribas Masters, 2011 (at Bercy, Paris) has reached its conclusion. Roger Federer walked away with his third title of the year, and believe it or not, only his first ATP Masters event in 2011. It has been a barren year, yes, but that in no way suggests that the man isn’t playing good tennis. In fact, the kind of form he has been showing for the last two weeks has made him odds-on favorite to retain his World Tour Championships crown at O2. Scintillating groundstrokes apart, the Champion has served immaculately well in the final Masters event of the season, and now has his FIRST EVER win at this tournament. 10 attempts, and he didn’t even have a finals spot to show for his trouble- after winning all of the remaining 8 Masters events atleast once. This was a gaping hole in his CV, much like the French Open was, until 2009.