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Nov 14, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic trounces Berdych at Tour Finals, seals No.1 spot

LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – 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 Serb was virtually guaranteed a semi-final berth before walking on court at the O2 Arena, but made doubly sure by cruising past Berdych in little more than an hour.

Nov 14, 2014

Federer crushes Murray, Nishikori reaches semis

LONDON (Reuters) – Hidden behind the artistic beauty of Roger Federer’s tennis lurks the primal instinct of a cold-hearted killer and on Thursday Andy Murray was the unwitting victim as he was hammered 6-0 6-1 in his own backyard.

Already assured of a place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals after Kei Nishikori’s three-set win in Group B earlier in the day, Federer only required a set against Murray to top the standings.

Nov 13, 2014

Federer happy Murray avoided ‘double bagel’

LONDON (Reuters) – 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 volley and the Briton dug deep to register on the giant scoreboard at the O2 Arena.

Nov 13, 2014

Tennis-Federer happy Murray avoided ‘double bagel’

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – 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 volley and the Briton dug deep to register on the giant scoreboard at the O2 Arena.

Nov 13, 2014

Nishikori beats stand-in Ferrer, now must wait

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori surged to a three-set victory over alternate David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday and must now wait anxiously to see if he has done enough to reach the semi-finals.

The 24-year-old lost the opening set to the Spaniard, who was a late stand-in for injured Milos Raonic, but played beautifully after that to seal a 4-6 6-4 6-1 win — his second in Group B after also beating Andy Murray.

Nov 13, 2014

Tennis-Nishikori beats stand-in Ferrer, now must wait

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori surged to a three-set victory over alternate David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday and must now wait anxiously to see if he has done enough to reach the semi-finals.

The 24-year-old lost the opening set to the Spaniard, who was a late stand-in for injured Milos Raonic, but played beautifully after that to seal a 4-6 6-4 6-1 win — his second in Group B after also beating Andy Murray.

Nov 13, 2014

Tennis-Raonic withdraws from ATP Tour finals, replaced by Ferrer

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Canada’s Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the ATP Tour Finals in London due to injury and been replaced by Spain’s David Ferrer.

The 23-year-old lost his first two round-robin matches at the season-ending tournament to Roger Federer and Andy Murray although still had an outside chance of reaching the semis.

Nov 12, 2014

Tennis-Unstoppable Djokovic eyeing golden finale

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – For 15 minutes Novak Djokovic appeared to have a fight on his hands at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday, then the Serb dialled up his A game and tore Stanislas Wawrinka to pieces.

Such was the perfection of his tennis for most of a 6-3 6-0 thrashing it is hard to argue against him crowning his year as world number one and with a hat-trick of titles at the ATP’s year-ending showpiece.

Nov 12, 2014

Djokovic destroys Wawrinka, Berdych back in mix

LONDON (Reuters) – Ruthless world number one Novak Djokovic thrashed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 as he closed in on a stunning climax to his season at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.

The Serb responded to losing the first two games to steamroller the Swiss who was unfortunate to meet the defending champion at his imperious best.

Nov 12, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic destroys Wawrinka, Berdych back in mix

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Ruthless world number one Novak Djokovic thrashed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 as he closed in on a stunning climax to his season at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday.

The Serb responded to losing the first two games to steamroller the Swiss who was unfortunate to meet the defending champion at his imperious best.