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  • Djokovic ends year on high with victory over Federer

    Djokovic ends year on high with victory over Federer

    Novak Djokovic put the finishing touch to a magnificent season by beating Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals last night for the fifth time in his career. The Serbian underlined his complete dominance of men’s tennis with an...

  • Sublime Djokovic beats Nadal to reach the final

    Sublime Djokovic beats Nadal to reach the final

    Novak Djokovic turned on the style to outclass old adversary Rafael Nadal and reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-3 victory at London’s 02 Arena, yesterday. Spaniard Nadal had looked more like his old dominant self with...

  • Andy Murray feels frustrated after disappointment

    Andy Murray feels frustrated after disappointment

    The season could yet end on a tremendous high for Andy Murray but there was no hiding his frustration and disappointment after he crashed out of the ATP World Tour Finals before the semi-finals once again. After beating David Ferrer and losing to...

  • Nadal outlasts Ferrer in battle of Spaniards

    Nadal outlasts Ferrer in battle of Spaniards

    Rafael Nadal emulated Roger Federer by winning a third successive round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday, edging fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the O2 Arena. With Nadal already in the semi-finals from the Ilie Nastase Group and...

  • Federer repels Nishikori fightback to win group

    Roger Federer withstood a stunning fightback from Kei Nishikori to claw out a 7-5 4-6 6-4 victory and stay undefeated at this year’s ATP World Tour Finals yesterday. The win means Swiss Federer tops Stan Smith Group, having won all three of his...

  • Impressive Nadal storms past Murray in London

    Impressive Nadal storms past Murray in London

    Rafael Nadal produced one of his best performances of the year to beat Andy Murray 6-4 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals and move within sight of the semi-finals yesterday. The 29-year-old 14-times grand slam champion looked more like the dominant...

  • Britain names Davis Cup final team, no Bedene

    Britain names Davis Cup final team, no Bedene

    Britain named its team for next week’s Davis Cup final against Belgium yesterday with no place for Aljaz Bedene whose hopes of being eligible for his adopted country were put on hold. Slovenian born Bedene, ranked 45th in the world, was granted a...

  • Djokovic’s unbeaten run ended by Federer

    Roger Federer turned on the style to end Novak Djokovic’s 23-match winning streak with a 7-5 6-2 defeat of the Serb to book his semi-final berth at the ATP World Tour Finals last night. A single break of serve decided the opening set, Federer...

  • Murray subdues Ferrer to make winning start

    Murray subdues Ferrer to make winning start

    Andy Murray fought past a dogged David Ferrer to win his opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday, showing no sign of being distracted by next week’s Davis Cup final in Belgium. The Briton, aiming to win the prestigious season-ender...

  • Czech Republic beat Russia in final to retain the title

    Czech Republic beat Russia in final to retain the title

    The Czech Republic defended their Fed Cup title yesterday as Karolina Pliskova became the home team’s hero with a starring performance in a 3-2 victory over Russia. Pliskova not only won her singles rubber to tie the match at 2-2 but then returned...

  • Djokovic opens ATP Tour Finals with a fine win over Nishikori

    Djokovic opens ATP Tour Finals with a fine win over Nishikori

    Kei Nishikori was the latest victim of the runaway train that is Novak Djokovic as the world no.1 romped to victory in his opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, yesterday. The statistics of Djokovic’s season get more impressive by...

  • Masters title first step towards professional career – Pellicano

    Masters title first step towards professional career – Pellicano

    Italy-based Helene Pellicano is determined to make the grade in professional tennis after winning a host of tournaments at youth level. Valhmor Camilleri spoke to the promising Maltese youngster Helene Pellicano has suddenly become a household...

  • Murray will cope with dual demands – Wawrinka

    Stanislas Wawrinka knows the challenge Andy Murray faces as he juggles the ATP World Tour Finals with preparing for a Davis Cup final but says the Scot will cope with his tricky schedule. Wawrinka reached the semi-finals at the O2 season-ender...

  • Djokovic aiming to end golden year with a bang

    Djokovic aiming to end golden year with a bang

    With three of the four grand slam titles and a record six Masters Series crowns scooped up in a year of domination, Novak Djokovic could be forgiven for using the ATP Tour Finals in London as a well-earned lap of honour. Not a bit of it. The...

  • Kvitova and Sharapova leave final tied

    Kvitova and Sharapova leave final tied

    The Czech Republic and Russia were tied at 1-1 after the opening matches in the Fed Cup final yesterday as Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova each notched victories. Kvitova, the Czech No.1, got off to a nervous start against Anastasia...

  • Russia underdogs in final

    Russia underdogs in final

    Maria Sharapova is happy to cast herself as the underdog in her first Fed Cup final appearance when Russia seeks to take the trophy from holders Czech Republic, starting today. The Russian team, led by the world number four, is looking to prevent...

  • Murray multi-tasking with eye on London and Ghent

    Murray multi-tasking with eye on London and Ghent

    Andy Murray is performing a delicate balancing act as he prepares for a claycourt Davis Cup final and the ATP World Tour Finals on an indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena. The Scottish player, who has prioritised helping Britain win the Davis Cup for...

  • Djokovic prevails in Paris again

    Djokovic prevails in Paris again

    Novak Djokovic’s already brilliant season took on another dimension yesterday when the world number one became the first man to win six Masters titles in a calendar year by dismissing Andy Murray 6-2 6-4 in Paris. The Serbian won three of the four...

  • Record-chasing Djokovic sets up Murray clash

    World number one Novak Djokovic survived a second-set blip to reach the Paris Masters final with a 6-3 3-6 6-0 win over Stan Wawrinka, his 21st victory in a row, yesterday. Djokovic, looking to become the first man to win six Masters titles in a...

  • Federer eliminated by big-serving Isner in Paris

    Roger Federer was knocked out of the Paris Masters yesterday after falling to a 7-6(3) 3-6 7-6(5) third-round defeat against big-serving John Isner. The third-seeded Swiss held serve throughout but lost the two tiebreaks against his American...

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