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Nov 3, 2014

Djokovic close to sealing number one status after Paris title

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic bolstered his hopes of holding on to his world number status until the end of the season with a 6-2 6-3 defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic to retain the Paris Masters title on Sunday.

The top seeded Serb, who did not drop a set in Bercy on his way to a third title there, tamed seventh seed Raonic’s serve throughout a one-sided encounter.

Nov 2, 2014

Djokovic close to finishing year as number one with Paris title

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic boosted his chances of finishing the season as world number one when he became the first player to retain his Paris Masters title with a 6-2 6-3 win over big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the final on Sunday.

The top seeded Serb, who did not drop a set in Bercy to clinch his third title here, perfectly read the seventh-seeded Raonic’s serve to prevail in a one-sided encounter.

Nov 2, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic close to finishing year as number one with Paris title

PARIS, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic boosted his chances of finishing the season as world number one when he became the first player to retain his Paris Masters title with a 6-2 6-3 win over big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the final on Sunday.

The top seeded Serb, who did not drop a set in Bercy to clinch his third title here, perfectly read the seventh-seeded Raonic’s serve to prevail in a one-sided encounter.

Nov 1, 2014

CORRECTED: Djokovic stays on course to retain Paris title

PARIS (Reuters) – (Corrects Toronto Masters to Montreal in 10th para)

World number one Novak Djokovic took a further step towards becoming the first player to retain his Paris Masters title when he saw off Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to set up a final with Milos Raonic.

Canadian seventh seed Raonic earlier qualified for Sunday’s showpiece match, his second at Masters level, by downing Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 3-6 7-5.

Nov 1, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic stays on course to retain Paris title

PARIS, Nov 1 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic took a further step towards becoming the first player to retain his Paris Masters title when he saw off Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to set up a final with Milos Raonic.

Canadian seventh seed Raonic earlier qualified for Sunday’s showpiece match, his second at Masters level, by downing Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 3-6 7-5.

Nov 1, 2014

Djokovic stays on course to retain Paris title

PARIS (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic took a further step towards becoming the first player to retain his Paris Masters title when he saw off Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to set up a final with Milos Raonic.

Canadian seventh seed Raonic earlier qualified for Sunday’s showpiece match, his second at Masters level, by downing Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 3-6 7-5.

Oct 31, 2014

Federer’s number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s hopes of finishing the season as world number one took a hit when the Swiss second seed was dumped out of the Paris Masters with a 7-6(5) 7-5 defeat by Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Seventh seed Raonic served 21 aces to keep alive his hopes of securing a place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, for which Tomas Berdych qualified earlier with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson.

Oct 31, 2014

Tennis-Federer’s number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

PARIS, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Roger Federer’s hopes of finishing the season as world number one took a hit when the Swiss second seed was dumped out of the Paris Masters with a 7-6(5) 7-5 defeat by Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Seventh seed Raonic served 21 aces to keep alive his hopes of securing a place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, for which Tomas Berdych qualified earlier with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson.

Oct 30, 2014

Murray qualifies for Tour Finals, Federer wins

PARIS (Reuters) – 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 U.S. Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for a spot in the London showpiece event, which features eight of the best players this season.

Oct 30, 2014

Murray qualifies for Tour Finals with Dimitrov win

PARIS (Reuters) – Briton Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence when he qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday.

After dropping outside the world’s top 10 following his U.S. Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for a spot in the London showpiece event, which features eight of the best players this season.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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