Masters Cup

  • Djokovic crushes Davydenko to win Masters Cup November 16, 2008

    Shanghai (China): Third-ranked Novak Djokovic claimed the Masters Cup with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Russia's Nikolay Davydenko in Sunday's final to end a six-month title drought. After Davydenko netted a serve return on match point, Djokovic repeatedly pumped both fists before throwing two rackets, his wristbands and shirt into the...
  • Murray knocks Federer out of Masters Cup November 15, 2008

    Shanghai: Roger Federer failed to reach the semi-finals of the Masters Cup for the first time after losing an extraordinary final group match 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 to Briton Andy Murray on Friday. The 27-year-old Swiss, who was chasing a record-equalling fifth title, needed to win his final round-robin match to progress...
  • Davydenko beats Del Potro to reach Masters Cup semis November 14, 2008

    Shanghai: Russian Nikolay Davydenko outslugged Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3, 6-2 in a winner-takes-all battle for a place in the semi-final of the Masters Cup on Thursday. The 27-year-old world No.5 joined Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the last four, reaching the knockout stage for the second time in...
  • Murray, Federer win at Masters Cup in Shanghai November 13, 2008

    Shanghai: Briton Andy Murray claimed a place in the semi-finals of the Masters Cup with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over tenacious Frenchman Gilles Simon on Wednesday. The 21-year-old world No. 4 fended off a mid-match fight-back from Simon to join Serb Novak Djokovic in the last four on his debut at...
  • Djokovic pleased to have reversed Shanghai bad luck November 12, 2008

    Shanghai: Novak Djokovic couldn't be more pleased after reversing his 2007 run of year-end bad luck by qualifying a year later for the semi-finals of the Masters Cup tennis tournament. The world No3 Serb, who cemented his place with a three-set victory on Tuesday over Nikolay Davydenko, goes into his last...
  • Federer starts with a loss in Masters Cup November 11, 2008

    Shanghai: World No.2 Roger Federer suffered a shock 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat by France's Gilles Simon in the Red Group as he began the defence of his Masters Cup title on Monday. Federer, playing in Shanghai despite suffering from a back injury, began well and won the first set. But Simon upped...
  • Federer blasts Ferrer to win fourth Masters Cup November 18, 2007

    Shanghai: World No. 1 Roger Federer put on a vintage display to beat Spain's David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in securing his fourth Masters Cup title at the season-ending event on Sunday. Federer's victory at the showcase eight-man tournament put him level with Ilie Nastase and one behind the record...
  • Nadal, Ferrer storm into Masters Cup semis November 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The Masters Cup currently on in Shanghai is in its semi-final stages, and the two semifinalists who will proceed from the gold group have been decided; David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal are through. David Ferrer made sure Richard Gasquet did not trouble him at all; he disposed off...
  • Federer ends year with another title November 19, 2006

    Shanghai: Roger Federer overwhelmed James Blake, claiming his third Masters Cup title 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday's championship match. Top-ranked Federer rounded off another dominating season with 12 titles from the 17 tournaments he contested and $8.34 million in prize money for 2006. He earned $1.52 million for his unbeaten run at...
  • Paes-Damm bow out of Masters Cup November 18, 2006

    New Delhi: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Martin Damm went down fighting to second-seeded Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi in the semi final to bow out of the ATP Masters Cup in Shanghai. The sixth-seeded Indo-Czech pair had a nerve-wracking battle in which they gave their best shot before...
  • Federer storms into semis, Roddick out November 17, 2006

    Shanghai: Roger Federer reached the ATP Masters Cup semi-finals for a fifth straight year and helped defending champion David Nalbandian along with him on Thursday. Nalbandian ousted Andy Roddic 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Thursday for his first win of the round-robin stage. That assured Federer a place in the semis. Nalbandian needed...
  • Paes-Damm falter again in Shanghai November 15, 2006

    New Delhi: Leander Paes may well have to return to Shanghai next year to have another shot at the elusive Masters Cup doubles, as his chances of winning the title suffered another jolt when he and partner Martin Damm lost their second straight game on Tuesday. Opponents and top-ranked Bryan brothers...
  • Blake blazes past Nadal in Masters Cup November 14, 2006

    Shanghai: James Blake showed he was not in Shanghai just to make up the numbers when he produced a quality performance to upset world number two Rafael Nadal 6-4, 7-6 in his opening round-robin match at the Masters Cup on Monday. The 26-year-old American, like last year's winner David Nalbandian...
  • Robredo, Nalbandian through to Masters November 3, 2006

    Paris: Tommy Robredo and David Nalbandian have qualified for the season-ending Masters Cup. Robredo beat Paul-Henri Mathieu of France 6-4 7-6 (1) in the third round of the Paris Masters on Thursday to clinch his berth, and Nalbandian, who skipped the tournament, advanced because James Blake lost to Tommy Haas. "This week,...