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  • Murray digs deep to overcome Raonic and set up Djokovic final

    Murray digs deep to overcome Raonic and set up Djokovic final

    Outplayed at times and running on empty, Andy Murray survived another marathon match to beat Milos Raonic 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(9) in a semi-final thriller at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday. Murray faces Novak Djokovic in today’s final with the...

  • Murray eases past Wawrinka to reach semis at O2 Arena

    Murray eases past Wawrinka to reach semis at O2 Arena

    Andy Murray defeated Stan Wawrinka to surge through to the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals, closer to a showdown with Novak Djokovic. After winning his opening two matches against Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori at the O2 Arena in London,...

  • Djokovic beats Goffin, picks row with umpire

    Djokovic beats Goffin, picks row with umpire

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic trounced stand-in David Goffin 6-1 6-2 for a clean sweep of his group at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday but still looked far from happy as he picked a row with the chair umpire. Belgium’s Goffin pocketed...

  • Murray is aiming to equal his career-best win run

    Andy Murray will drag his weary body through another tough test at the ATP World Tour Finals as an explosive season finale draws ever nearer. Having beaten Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori, Murray only needs a set against Stan Wawrinka today to...

  • Murray outlasts Nishikori in classic duel in London

    Murray outlasts Nishikori in classic duel in London

    Andy Murray had to trawl deep into the bottom of his energy reserves to outlast Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4 in a monumental battle lasting more than three hours at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday. The new world number one looked in...

  • Business as usual for new top dog Murray

    Business as usual for new top dog Murray

    A new title maybe, but there is no chance of Andy Murray getting ahead of himself this week at the ATP World Tour Finals – especially with Ivan Lendl in his corner. A week after officially taking over as world number one for the first time, Murray...

  • Nishikori crushes Wawrinka, eyes move up world rankings

    Nishikori crushes Wawrinka, eyes move up world rankings

    Stan Wawrinka’s hopes of reaching a fourth consecutive semi-final at the ATP World Tour Finals were dented by an opening loss to Kei Nishikori. The third seed, who sported a poppy on his shirt, had never previously lost to anyone at the O2 Arena...

  • Djokovic out to scotch rumours of his decline

    Novak Djokovic intends to come out fighting at this week’s ATP World Tour Finals and prove that rumours of his decline have been grossly exaggerated. It seems a long time ago now that the all-conquering Serb was being tipped for a calendar-year...

  • France seeking major upset against Czechs

    France seeking major upset against Czechs

    Outsiders France face a daunting task when they take on 2014 and 2015 champions Czech Republic at the Fed Cup final in Strasbourg this weekend. The Czechs have won four of the last five editions while France are in the final for the first time...

  • Murray prepares ‘big final push’ to retain no.1 status

    Murray prepares ‘big final push’ to retain no.1 status

    Andy Murray is preparing for a “big final push” after being drawn with Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic at the ATP World Tour Finals. Murray has never won the prestigious competition and will be looking to retain his new world number...

  • Murray celebrates no.1 with maiden Paris Masters title

    Murray celebrates no.1 with maiden Paris Masters title

    Andy Murray celebrated his impending rise to the world number one ranking with a 6-3 6-7 6-4 victory against John Isner to claim his maiden Paris Masters title and his eighth tournament win of the season yesterday. The Briton, who will take over...

  • Murray is new world No.1 after Raonic withdraws

    Murray is new world No.1 after Raonic withdraws

    After all the battles and hard graft chasing the world number one spot, Briton Andy Murray arrived there without hitting a ball yesterday as Milos Raonic pulled out of their Paris Masters semi-final with a leg injury. The triple grand slam winner,...

  • Djokovic defeat sets up Murray to go to no. 1

    Djokovic defeat sets up Murray to go to no. 1

    Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Paris Masters in straight sets by Marin Cilic yesterday, opening the door for Andy Murray to end the Serb’s two-year stranglehold on the world number one ranking. Djokovic, chasing a fifth title in Paris,...

  • Djokovic joins last 16 with win over Muller

    Djokovic joins last 16 with win over Muller

    Novak Djokovic comfortably cleared the first hurdle to retaining his world number one ranking with victory over Gilles Muller in Paris, yesterday. The Serbian needs to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Masters, a tournament he has won for the...

  • Top ranking may have to wait until next year, says Murray

    Andy Murray believes he will probably have to wait until next year to reach the world number one spot at the expense of Novak Djokovic as the two are on a final collision course at the Paris Masters. The Briton will top the ATP world rankings if...

  • Top ranking may have to wait until next year, says Murray

    Top ranking may have to wait until next year, says Murray

    Andy Murray believes he will probably have to wait until next year to reach the world number one spot at the expense of Novak Djokovic as the two are on a final collision course at the Paris Masters. The Briton will top the ATP world rankings if...

  • Radwanska holds firm to reach semis in Singapore

    Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska stayed patient in the face of a barrage of big serving to advance to the last four of the WTA Finals for the third time in a row with a 7-5 6-3 victory over Karolina Pliskova yesterday. The defending champion came into...

  • Perfect Kerber helps Cibulkova to advance in Singapore

    Angelique Kerber eased into the last four of the WTA Finals with an unbeaten record when the world number one thrashed Madison Keys 6-3 6-3 in the Red Group finale at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, yesterday. The 28-year-old German won all three of...

  • Nadal ends season to recover from left wrist injury

    Former world number one Rafael Nadal ended his 2016 early yesterday in a bid to fully recover from the left wrist injury that has plagued him this year. In a statement, the Spanish 14-times gram slam champion said he would play no more tournaments...

  • Serena pulls out of WTA Finals with injured shoulder

    Serena Williams has withdrawn from the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore later this month citing a persistent shoulder injury, the world number two said yesterday. The 22-times grand slam singles champion has played only eight tournaments this...

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