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Nov 10, 2014

Beaten Berdych says he faces mission impossible now

LONDON (Reuters) – Czech Tomas Berdych said he was facing “mission impossible” after being on the end of a 6-1 6-1 thrashing by Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday.

Fall guy Berdych lasted only 58 minutes on the O2 Center Court as he slipped to the heaviest defeat at the elite year-end tournament since it arrived in London in 2009.

Nov 10, 2014

Tennis-Beaten Berdych says he faces mission impossible now

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Czech Tomas Berdych said he was facing “mission impossible” after being on the end of a 6-1 6-1 thrashing by Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals on Monday.

Fall guy Berdych lasted only 58 minutes on the O2 Centre Court as he slipped to the heaviest defeat at the elite year-end tournament since it arrived in London in 2009.

Nov 10, 2014

Nishikori stuns Murray as Federer is off to flyer

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori made a stunning start to the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Sunday but fellow debutant Milos Raonic was put firmly in his place by Swiss maestro Roger Federer.

Asian trailblazer Nishikori walked on court accompanied by the usual O2 Arena music and lights before dismantling home favourite Murray with some dazzling special effects of his own.

Nov 10, 2014

Federer made to work by Raonic after flying start

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer eased his way into the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1 7-6 (0) defeat of Canadian newcomer Milos Raonic in his opening round-robin match on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Swiss, competing for a record 13th time at the season-ender, took advantage of some early Raonic nerves to pocket the opening set in 25 minutes but things got tougher.

Nov 10, 2014

Tennis-Federer made to work by Raonic after flying start

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Roger Federer eased his way into the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1 7-6 (0) defeat of Canadian newcomer Milos Raonic in his opening round-robin match on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Swiss, competing for a record 13th time at the season-ender, took advantage of some early Raonic nerves to pocket the opening set in 25 minutes but things got tougher.

Nov 9, 2014

Asian trailblazer Nishikori dazzles on Tour Finals debut

LONDON (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori has made a habit of breaking new ground in his short tennis career and the 24-year-old Japanese was at it again on Sunday with a stunning debut at the ATP World Tour Finals.

An emphatic 6-4 6-4 victory over Andy Murray was his first in four matches against the Scot and set the young trailblazer up for an electrifying end to a memorable year in which he became the first Asian male to reach a grand slam final.

Nov 9, 2014

Tennis-Asian trailblazer Nishikori dazzles on Tour Finals debut

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori has made a habit of breaking new ground in his short tennis career and the 24-year-old Japanese was at it again on Sunday with a stunning debut at the ATP World Tour Finals.

An emphatic 6-4 6-4 victory over Andy Murray was his first in four matches against the Scot and set the young trailblazer up for an electrifying end to a memorable year in which he became the first Asian male to reach a grand slam final.

Nov 9, 2014

Nishikori powers to victory over Murray at Tour Finals

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori made a stunning start to what will surely be the first of many appearances at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4 6-4 win over home favorite Andy Murray on Sunday.

The opening group match of the elite season-ender began slowly but once world number five Nishikori found his range he dominated the twice grand slam champion in front of a sell-out crowd at the spectacular 02 Arena.

Nov 9, 2014

Tennis-Nishikori powers to victory over Murray at Tour Finals

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori made a stunning start to what will surely be the first of many appearances at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4 6-4 win over home favourite Andy Murray on Sunday.

The opening group match of the elite season-ender began slowly but once world number five Nishikori found his range he dominated the twice grand slam champion in front of a sell-out crowd at the spectacular 02 Arena.

Nov 8, 2014

Raonic feeling like he belongs with the big guns

LONDON (Reuters) – If proof were needed that Milos Raonic deserves his place in the ATP World Tour Finals one only needs to rewind to last week in Paris when the Canadian finally got the better of Roger Federer.

Drawn to face Federer in the quarter-finals, the 23-year-old knew a seventh successive defeat against the Swiss great would almost certainly have scuppered his chances of qualifying for the elite season-ender for the first time.