ATP WORLD TOUR

  • Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka play down London row November 19, 2014

    With the Davis Cup final against France looming, Roger Federer and his Swiss team-mate Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday played down talk of an internal row, sparked by the pair's fiery clash at the ATP World Tour Finals last week. During their semi-final encounter in London, which Federer won 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(6)...
  • Djokovic wins ATP year-ender after Federer pulls out November 16, 2014

    A mouthwatering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out prior to the ATP World Tour Final showdown with Novak Djokovic. The 33-year-old Swiss, who spent nearly three hours late on Saturday beating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in a gruelling semi-final,...
  • Bryan brothers reach year-end final in style November 16, 2014

    Bob and Mike Bryan thrashed French duo Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-0, 6-3 to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday. The American twins will be going for their fourth title at the season-ender on Sunday against Brazil's Marcelo Melo and Croatia's Ivan Dodig, although they...
  • Tetchy Djokovic blames exhaustion for Nishikori scare November 16, 2014

    Novak Djokovic said exhaustion and a loss of concentration played a part in a mid-match slump against Japan's Kei Nishikori that nearly wrecked his hopes of a third consecutive ATP World Tour Finals title on Saturday. A day after wrapping up the year-end world number one spot, a tetchy Djokovic dropped...
  • Roger Federer hangs tough to set up Djokovic showdown November 16, 2014

    Six-times champion Roger Federer survived a late-night Swiss semi-final thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday to set up an ATP World Tour Finals showdown against Novak Djokovic. After a week of one-sided group stage action at London's O2 Arena, the season-ender burst to life with world number one Djokovic battling past...
  • Novak Djokovic halts Kei Nishikori fightback to reach ATP final November 15, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic ended Kei Nishikori's impressive debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 semifinal victory at the O2 Arena on Saturday. The Serb was rattled by a mid-match onslaught from the Japanese who came back from a poor start to dominate the second...
  • Stan Wawrinka ready to take on Roger Federer and the crowd who love him November 15, 2014

    London: Stan Wawrinka believes he can overcome not just a great friend and supreme champion in top form but also a crowd willing him to be beaten by their beloved Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour finals on Saturday. Wawrinka and Federer will team up next week for Switzerland in...
  • Roger Federer happy Andy Murray avoided 'double bagel' November 14, 2014

    Roger Federer was two points away from beating one of his fiercest rivals without dropping a solitary game but said he was happy not to beat Andy Murray 6-0, 6-0 on Thursday. The Swiss great was leading 6-0, 5-0 and 30-0 on the hapless Murray's serve when he missed a routine...
  • Kei Nishikori wins, Roger Federer advances at ATP Finals November 13, 2014

    Roger Federer equaled Ivan Lendl's record of 12 semifinal appearances at the ATP Finals without stepping on court as Kei Nishikori defeated David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in his final round-robin match on Thursday. Nishikori had to wait for the outcome of the late match between Federer and Andy Murray to...
  • Disappointed Marin Cilic blames tiredness for ATP Finals flop November 13, 2014

    Marin Cilic's debut appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals is fast turning into a nightmare after his second consecutive drubbing at the O2 Arena on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Croat, who qualified by virtue of winning the US Open in September, arrived with high hopes but so far he has managed...
  • Tomas Berdych bounces back to beat Marin Cilic at ATP Finals November 12, 2014

    London: Tomas Berdych recovered from his poor start at the ATP Finals and stayed in contention for a spot in the semi-finals by beating Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. Following a straight-set loss to Stan Wawrinka, the Czech looked better against Cilic, hitting with accuracy and serving well on big...
  • Evergreen Federer still defying Old Father Time November 12, 2014

    Blessed with tennis genius, a multi-lingual father of two sets of twins, Roger Federer has plenty going for him, but on top of that he appears to be defying the ageing process. At 33, the age when most sportsmen and women, particularly those practising individual sports requiring speed, strength, stamina and...
  • Roger Federer tames Kei Nishikori at ATP Tour Finals November 11, 2014

    Roger Federer produced another masterly display to beat Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 and move a step closer to the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals on Tuesday. The six-times former champion was at his imperious best to subdue the 24-year-old U.S. Open runner-up and will reach the last four...
  • Novak Djokovic mauls Marin Cilic in ATP Tour Finals opener November 11, 2014

    Novak Djokovic began his challenge for a hat-trick of ATP World Tour Finals triumphs in London with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Croatia's Marin Cilic on Monday. The Serbian world number one produced a ruthless display against a ragged U.S. Open champion, opening his Group A account with a 56-minute masterclass. The...
  • Novak Djokovic eyeing third consecutive title at ATP Finals November 10, 2014

    London: Becoming a father has not affected Novak Djokovic's drive and motivation. The top-ranked Serb won his 20th Masters title in Paris last week in his first tournament since the birth of his baby boy, Stefan. Childcare duties have not lessened his desire to finish the year as the world's top-ranked...
  • Wawrinka thrashes Berdych to launch London bid November 10, 2014

    Stanislas Wawrinka returned to form with a 6-1 6-1 thrashing of Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday. The Australian Open champion has endured a dismal run of results since the US Open, winning only one Tour match since then, but the Swiss looked back to his...
  • Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori win at ATP Finals November 10, 2014

    Experience prevailed over youth as Roger Federer tamed Milos Raonic 6-1, 7-6 (0) in his opening round-robin match at the ATP Finals on Sunday after Kei Nishikori started his maiden campaign at the season-ending tournament with a win. Federer, the most successful player at the elite championship, started brilliantly against the...
  • Andy Murray says he will win over home fans in London November 8, 2014

    Andy Murray hopes to "win back" a few fans when he opens the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday against Kei Nishikori. The 27-year-old former Wimbledon champion received a barrage of abuse on Twitter when he publicly supported the pro-independence "Yes" campaign in the recent Scottish referendum on whether to stay...
  • Djokovic to face Cilic at ATP finale, Murray to meet Federer November 3, 2014

    London: Three-times champion and world number one Novak Djokovic has been drawn in a group with US Open champion Marin Cilic in next week's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London. Defending champion Djokovic, who retained his Paris Masters title on Sunday after beating Milos Raonic, will also face Australian Open...
  • Tomas Berdych qualifies for fifth straight Tour Finals October 31, 2014

    Paris: Czech Tomas Berdych booked his place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth time in a row when he advanced into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Friday. The fifth-seeded Berdych, who won on his Bercy...
  • Andy Murray in Tour Finals, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer win October 31, 2014

    Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his US Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for...
  • Rafael Nadal not certain of playing at London finale October 17, 2014

    London: Rafael Nadal says he could miss the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals next month because of appendicitis. The injury-plagued Spaniard, who has only recently returned from a wrist problem, is on antibiotics and hoping to delay surgery for appendicitis until the end of the season. However, with the eight-man London showpiece...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka qualifies for ATP World Tour Finals October 12, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has become the fourth player to qualify for the end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals, the ATP said in a statement on Sunday. The 29-year-old Swiss has enjoyed a career-best season in 2014, winning his maiden grand slam title, and he has accumulated enough points to...
  • Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth August 18, 2014

    A resurgent Roger Federer has qualified for a record 13th consecutive ATP World Tour Finals in comfortable fashion, in marked contrast to 2013 when he squeezed in the week before the endofseason tournament in London. Federer, 33, claimed his sixth Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday with victory...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court April 14, 2014

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had been...
  • Djokovic eyes Australian Open glory after ATP World Tour success November 12, 2013

    London: Novak Djokovic said he will use his 22match winning streak as a launchpad for an allout assault on more grand slam titles next year. The Serb claimed the ATP World Tour Finals title for a third time on Monday with an authoritative win over world number one Rafa Nadal and...
  • Spanish duo upset Bryan brothers in London finale November 12, 2013

    London: American duo Bob and Mike Bryan's incredible year ended in disapppointment when they were beaten by Spain's Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero in the ATP Tour Finals doubles final on Monday. Verdasco and Marrero, the sixth seeds, upset the favourites 75 67(3) 107 as the title went to a Spanish...
  • Djokovic dominates Nadal to win ATP Tour Finals November 12, 2013

    London: The message from Novak Djokovic could not have been more emphatic after the Serb retained his title at the ATP World Tour Finals with a crushing victory over Rafa Nadal on Monday. Nadal deservedly ends the year on top of the rankings after an incredible comeback from injury but Djokovic...
  • Roger Federer walks off into shadows with clock ticking November 11, 2013

    Roger Federer slid his racket into his bag and walked off into the shadows of London's o2 Arena on Sunday as his leanest season since 2001 came to a rather predictable end at the hands of Rafa Nadal. The 32yearold's 75 63 defeat in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour...
  • Novak Djokovic joins Rafael Nadal in ATP final November 11, 2013

    London: They're still in their 20s, yet their rivalry is already one of the most heralded in men's tennis history. Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic has become a classic. The pair met for the first time at tour level seven years ago and, when they go headtohead in the final of...