FINALS

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look set for World Super Series Finals Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth look set to qualify for the prestigious year-ending World Super Series Finals to be held in Dubai December 17-21. The $1-million tournament sees the top-8 players in each of the sport's five categories compete for the titles. Points are calculated throughout the...
  • Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka play down London row 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8': Parineeti Chopra reveals Ranveer Singh's secrets, Ali Zafar wows Amitabh Bachchan with his exceptional skills 5 days ago

    We like it. We love it. We respect it. And we wait for its next season. Yes, we are talking about the popular reality show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' that not only gives us an enriching experience but also introduces to those who fought all odds to achieve their goals. The...
  • Tetchy Djokovic blames exhaustion for Nishikori scare 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • John McEnroe welcomes Novak Djokovic to 'all-time greats' club 6 days ago

    Novak Djokovic was hailed as "one of the greats of all time" by John McEnroe as he again claimed the year-end world number one spot with a victory at the ATP Tour finals on Friday. Fellow seven-time grand slam winner McEnroe paid his tribute before Djokovic demolished Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-2...
  • Novak Djokovic trounces Tomas Berdych at ATP Finals, seals No.1 spot 1 week ago

    Novak Djokovic added another processional victory to the lengthening list at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday. The world number one was virtually guaranteed a semi-final berth before walking on court at the O2 Arena, but made doubly sure by...
  • Roger Federer happy Andy Murray avoided 'double bagel' 1 week ago

    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...
  • Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic as Roger Federer records second win November 12, 2014

    London: Local hero Andy Murray kept alive his chance of entering the semi-finals from Group B by beating Milos Raonic while second seed Roger Federer recorded his second victory with a defeat of fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena here. Fifth seed Murray,...
  • 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...
  • Kei Nishikori downs Andy Murray at ATP Finals November 9, 2014

    London: Kei Nishikori started his maiden campaign at the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-4 win over home favorite Andy Murray on Sunday. The fourth-seeded Japanese - the first Asian player to qualify for the year-end championship - was in complete control and secured important points in a tough Group B...
  • Novak Djokovic eyeing third consecutive title at Finals November 9, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lokesh Rahul's ton gives South Zone lead over Central Zone in Duleep Trophy final October 30, 2014

    Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final on Thursday. Responding to Central's first innings score...
  • Watch: Table Tennis world champion's celebration costs him $45K October 28, 2014

    Beijing: China's world and Olympic table tennis champion Zhang Jike may face further action after being stripped of USD 45,000 in prize money for damaging advertising hoardings during over enthusiastic victory celebrations at a tournament in Germany. Reigning singles world champion Jike kicked an advertising hoarding next to the court, breaking...
  • Duleep Trophy Final: Talented Central zone take on South October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A talented Central Zone team led by Piyush Chawla is aiming to come out firing all cylinders when it squares off with an equally combative South Zone side in the final of the Duleep Trophy, starting here on Wednesday. While South Zone crushed East by an innings and 118...
  • After an amazing 2014, Sania Mirza targets number one spot October 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Having ended a successful year with victory in the WTA Tour Finals, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has set her sights on becoming the doubles world number one next season. "That's pretty amazing. People expect that much of me and wish so much for me. Like I said, I am...