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  • Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth 4 days ago

    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 end-of-season 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 22-match winning streak as a launchpad for an all-out 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 7-5 6-7(3) 10-7 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 32-year-old's 7-5 6-3 defeat in the semi-finals 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 head-to-head in the final of...
  • ATP World Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to enter final November 10, 2013

    London: Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's hopes of finishing a disappointing season on a high note, defeating the six-time champion 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals. It was Nadal's first win over his old rival on an indoor hard court and his 22nd in...
  • Underdog Federer to come out swinging against Nadal November 10, 2013

    London: Roger Federer has never lost to great rival Rafael Nadal under a roof but said he will start as underdog in their semi-final clash at the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday. The Swiss has endured a lean year, adding only one title to his vast collection, but showed on...
  • Coach Piatti dumps Gasquet at ATP Finals November 10, 2013

    London: Richard Gasquet found out on the eve of his final match at the ATP World Tour Finals that his coach Riccardo Piatti decided to end their partnership without further notice. Gasquet, who lost his final round-robin match at the year-end tournament against Novak Djokovic on Saturday, said Piatti abruptly told...
  • Federer beats Del Potro to reach semi-finals in London November 9, 2013

    London: Roger Federer set up a mouthwatering semi-final with Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour finals after battling past Juan Martin del Potro in their Group B shoot-out on Saturday. The Swiss seemed to spend most of the match fighting from behind but showed the grit of a true champion...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka joins Rafael Nadal in ATP Finals semis November 9, 2013

    London: Stanislas Wawrinka reached another milestone. Having played the best tennis of his life over the past 10 months, the 28-year-old Swiss player made another statement by beating David Ferrer on Friday to reach the semifinals in his first appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals. "It's certainly a dream season,"...
  • Wawrinka upsets Ferrer at ATP Finals November 8, 2013

    London: Stanislas Wawrinka upset No. 3 David Ferrer 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1 Friday at the ATP World Tour Finals, maintaining the chance to reach the semi-finals. Wawrinka had 35 winners, including 12 aces, to clinch his second win at the elite year-end tournament. He'll need top-ranked Rafael Nadal to beat Tomas...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek ousted from ATP World Tour finals November 8, 2013

    London: Leander Paes' dream of winning ATP year-end finals remained unfulfilled as the veteran Indian crashed out of the prestigious event along with Czech partner Radek Stepanek after losing a must-win Group B match on Friday. Seventh seeds Paes and Stepanek lost their final Group B contest 6-4, 6-7 (5), 8-10...
  • Novak Djokovic through to semi-finals after downing Del Potro November 8, 2013

    Novak Djokovic joined Rafa Nadal as a guaranteed semi-finalist at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Argentine Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday. The 26-year-old Serb absorbed some brutish attacks from Del Potro before stretching away in the deciding set to earn himself a second...
  • Roger Federer back on track with victory over Gasquet November 7, 2013

    London: A razor-sharp Roger Federer got back to winning ways at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4 6-3 defeat of Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Thursday to keep his last-four chances alive. Under pressure after losing to favourite Novak Djokovic in his opening Group B match, the six-times former...
  • Beaten Wawrinka takes it to Nadal, on and off court November 7, 2013

    He won 83 points to Rafael Nadal's 80, hit 30 winners to the Spaniard's 14, struck more aces and generally played the more inspiring tennis, yet it all ended in familiar fashion for Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday. The 28-year-old came close to beating the world...
  • Rafael Nadal clinches year-end No. 1 at ATP Finals November 6, 2013

    London: Rafael Nadal clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking for the third time by defeating Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) on Wednesday at the ATP finals. Nadal, who beat Wawrinka for the 12th time in as many matches, can't be overtaken by No. 2 Novak Djokovic. It's the first time...
  • Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek lose in ATP World Tour Finals November 6, 2013

    London: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek went down against Spain's David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco in their second match of the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday. Verdasco and Marrero won the closely contested tie 6-4, 7-6 (5). The Indo-Czech pair had made a good start in the tournament beating second seeds...
  • Bryan brothers lose opener at ATP Finals November 6, 2013

    London: Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo marked their debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a win over three-time former champions and World No. 1 pair Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 3-6, 6-3, 10-8, in Group A on Tuesday. Dodig and Melo improved to 2-2 against the Bryans, beating the...
  • Djokovic downs Federer in three sets at ATP Finals November 6, 2013

    London: Roger Federer had never lost his opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals since the elite tournament moved to London in 2009. That's all changed now. On the back of a chaotic and disappointing season, the former World No. 1 tasted defeat for the second time in less than...
  • Nadal tops Ferrer in straight sets at ATP Finals November 5, 2013

    London: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal breezed past fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday to win his first round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals. After trading breaks in the opening set, Nadal's serve improved and he dictated play from the baseline. Nadal is bidding to win the season-ending tournament...
  • Paes-Stepanek make winning start at year-end finals November 5, 2013

    London: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek made a stupendous start to their campaign at the year-end ATP World Tour finals as they shocked second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in a closely-fought Group B match, here on Tuesday. The seventh seeded Paes and Stepanek pair beat the Austria-Brazilain combination 6-3...
  • Wawrinka, Del Potro give taste of things to come November 5, 2013

    London: The parade of serial grand slam champions is reserved for Tuesday at the ATP World Tour Finals but the supporting cast provided compelling opening acts with Stanislas Wawrinka and Juan Martin del Potro in the spotlight. Swiss Wawrinka, the only debutant among the eight players contesting the season's year-ender at...
  • Being number one is not the goal anymore, says Nadal November 5, 2013

    London: Barring an unlikely set of circumstances over the next fortnight, Rafael Nadal will end a year as the world's top-ranked player for the third time but it will cut no ice with the Spaniard. "Yes, I would rather be number one than not," the 27-year-old told reporters at the ATP...
  • Wawrinka beats Berdych in opener at ATP finals November 4, 2013

    London: Stanislas Wawrinka marked his first appearance at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3, 6-7 (0), 6-3 win over Tomas Berdych in their opening round-robin match Monday. Wawrinka - the only debutant in this year's tournament - got off to a strong start and then recovered from a...
  • Upbeat Federer undaunted as Djokovic looms again November 4, 2013

    London: There is no let-up for Roger Federer as he prepares for his 12th consecutive appearance at the ATP's season-ending extravaganza but the 32-year-old believes his old form is returning in time to end the year in style. The oldest player in the eight-man ATP World Tour Finals draw and six-times...
  • Djokovic, Federer in the same group at ATP finals November 4, 2013

    London: There is no let-up for Roger Federer as he prepares for his 12th consecutive appearance at the ATP's season-ending extravaganza. The oldest player in the eight-man ATP World Tour Finals draw at 32, the six-times former champion will begin on Tuesday against world number two Novak Djokovic, having come...
  • Murray will only return in Australia if in shape to win November 1, 2013

    London: Andy Murray will only play at next year's Australian Open if his back has recovered enough for him to win the title. Wimbledon champion Murray, runner-up to Novak Djokovic in Melbourne this year, ended his season early last month when he had surgery on his lower back and will...
  • Roger Federer seals record-tying 12th Tour Finals spot October 31, 2013

    Paris: Roger Federer booked his place in the ATP World Tour Finals for a record-tying 12th consecutive year when he dismissed South African Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The win meant former world number one Federer, who started the week seventh...